Missouri lawmakers honor Limbaugh for 'his many accomplishments'

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh poses with a bust in his likeness during a secretive ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians on Monday, May 14, 2012, in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Julie Smith)

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh poses with a bust in his likeness during a secretive ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians on Monday, May 14, 2012, in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Julie Smith)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Republican lawmakers gathered in a closed-door ceremony to induct conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians Monday, but it remains unclear whether a bronze bust of the Cape Girardeau native will be displayed alongside other inductees in the state Capitol.

Democrats have questioned whether House Speaker Steve Tilley, R-Perryville, has the authority to decide which items are placed in the rotunda. None of Tilley's previous inductees have been challenged, but Limbaugh's induction has been a point of contention for several weeks due to his often-controversial remarks.

During the induction ceremony, Tilley praised Limbaugh as the "voice of conservative America for more than a decade."

Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said he considers Limbaugh to be among the "pantheon of Republican heroes" alongside President Ronald Reagan.

"Rush's success demonstrated a nationwide market not previously catered to," he said.

Limbaugh, speaking from the House chamber dais, credited his family for the honor.

"This is something I never, ever considered would happen to me," he said.

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Klaatu writes:

The Rush Limbaugh memorial urinal would have been more useful in keeping the men's room floor clean.

Nobody would miss !

malcolmlandry writes:

in response to WESLEEP:

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Lady,

You have now posted four times on this article. Please take your teen crush elsewhere. It is getting boring.

FreshFace writes:

This turns me sick.

FreshFace writes:

in response to Klaatu:

The Rush Limbaugh memorial urinal would have been more useful in keeping the men's room floor clean.

Nobody would miss !

like!

volochine writes:

Four wives, family values, and corrupt drug addiction. Yeah, this goon is a saint.

When I saw a related story about a republican servant of Missouri, Wanda (BLONDE) Brown, I knew Missouri was in big trouble. She is an idiot, and she let herself be filmed being an idiot, being anti-gay.

Show Me, Missouri....how much education you people have left.

Rush Limbaugh has made millions by pleasing a small segment of the population. Rush likes happy endings.

ocelot_snake writes:

Not the biggest Reagan fan (I prefer Teddy) but him being compared to Reagan is greatest slander

Bramble writes:

Why is it that the poorest states with the most fascist, iron-fisted state govts embrace such symbols of hate and fear?

Ruger writes:

Here is the type of award the big democrat supporter receives...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/20...

court today convicted US billionaire investor George Soros of insider trading and fined him 2.2m euros.

Cherieo3 writes:

You people are about the most miserable bunch.
No wonder this country is in such a mess. You are ugly, hateful morons who no doubt have never listened to Rush for any length of time; just go by what you are programmed by the Progressive media to tell you what to think.
Your remarks show the type of people you are!
Shame on you.

Frankly2 writes:

in response to Cherieo3:

You people are about the most miserable bunch.
No wonder this country is in such a mess. You are ugly, hateful morons who no doubt have never listened to Rush for any length of time; just go by what you are programmed by the Progressive media to tell you what to think.
Your remarks show the type of people you are!
Shame on you.

Yep

GaryR writes:

This is great and good for him! BTW, Obama has a Noble prize and has he accomplished anything deserving?

malcolmlandry writes:

in response to WESLEEP:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Do you have A/C in your van?

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