Rush Gets No Respect in Missouri

Rush was honored at the state house for being a Missouri Hall of Famer. For some reason, Republicans felt they had to do it in secret.

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.”