Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh honored at Missouri's Capitol
Posted on 05/14/2012 2:42:35 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians on Monday during a secretive ceremony in the state Capitol as police stood guard to keep out any uninvited political opponents of the sometimes divisive radio show host.
Limbaugh, a native of Cape Girardeau in southeast Missouri, addressed a crowd of more than 100 Republicans during a closed-door event in the Missouri House chamber. Speaking from the chamber's dais, he thanked his family for their support throughout his career, denounced liberals and Democrats as "deranged," then helped lift a black curtain off a bronze bust of himself, which he hugged _ head to head _ for photographs.
The timing of the ceremony was kept secret until shortly before it occurred, and then only Republican lawmakers, other invited guests and the media were allowed into the chamber to watch _ an attempt to avoid any public disruption after Limbaugh's selection was criticized by Democrats, some women's groups and other political foes.
Limbaugh, 61, arranged for a guest host to handle his radio show Monday so he could be at the Missouri Capitol. He repeatedly declared how humbled he was by the honor.
"I'm stunned. I'm not speechless, but close to it," Limbaugh said to the laughter of the friendly crowd. "I'm literally quite unable to comprehend what's happening to me today."
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May I be the first to say Congratulations Sir?
The usual sniping from the usual suspects, boo hoo!
Wouldn’t his mom and dad be proud?
Go, Rush!We forgive you for inflicting Mark Davis on us today!!
We in the KC area LOVE YOU!
I’d love to see that bronze bust of RUSH paraded outside of the DNC in Charlotte!
Yeah. He’s tough to take. LOL
I think it’s his voice.
At the end of “The Five” Rush was shown as his bust was unveiled. Congratulations Rush!
Congratulations, Rush! Your parents would be so proud of you if they had lived to see this day. This does explain your previously unannounced absence from today’s show, but did you have to subject us to Mark Davis? :-)
No bias in that article, no sir.
Mark Davis is just the Worst: boring, sounds gay, lacks wit, makes a little sense, but takes forever getting there... bah, turn it off when he’s on.
I can’t forgive him for that.
I cannot listen to Davis. He doesn’t have a bright mind, he asks all kinds of stupid questions then quickly answers them, as if that is brilliant.
Not so much.
I only caught 20 minutes of the Show today during lunch sitting in my car. I think Barney Frank would have made a better guest host.
LOL! I might not go quite that far, but Davis is the worst of Rush’s revolving fill-in hosts.
Where the heck was that Man among men, Mark Steyn?
That would have been cool. Steyn is my favorite of the not-Rush fill-ins.