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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Congratulations Rush, well deserved honor!
If I am not mistaken, Hedgecock went national from local KOGO in SD.
Contract issues are such that it requires a non national to sub for him. I cannot for the life of me remember where or when I read that.....
then again I could indeed once more be hallucinating!
This is wonderful to hear, I knew it was in the works, but had forgotten about it. It is a disgrace, though, that because of the (rightful) fear of leftists, it had to be somewhat hush-hush.
Oh man, I wish I could have been there today for that.
...although I'm still ticked off at you for torturing us (yet again) with the awful Mark Davis today! >:-(
She was spitting mad because she and her ilk were "denied" their right to protest at the ceremony because it wasn't announced! She was denied her Constitutional rights!
ROTFL! Rush is right... these leftist moonbats ARE deranged.
Me neither. Mark Davis is the absolute worst.
My husband (and most FReepers) agrees - he also was looking forward to hearing Rush spout off today about the weekend's events. Instead we're "treated" to Mark Davis, who sounds vaguely gay (or maybe he just has a smarmy voice) talk in circles for 3 hours. He wastes more air time talking about nothing - and about himself and his "feelings" - than any other talk show host I've ever heard, and I've heard hundreds of 'em over many years.
There are hundreds of non-nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show hosts in the US today who would be FAR better subbing for Rush than Davis. Why Rush continues to torture us with Mark Davis, I'll never understand.
It has been.
Don't miss the end of the video when Rush poses with his bust, lol.
Thank you for the links above, SMGFan and ScreamingFist
Or even Mark Steyn.
If Mark Twain was alive today, he would have his own talkradio show.
Great to see a legend honored.
No, we don't! Couldn't he get Steyn or Sowell? Davis is like your worst middle school history teacher droning on and on.
Maybe... still not saying much... Mark Steyn?, Now there;s a fill in host...
Yup, and I would be irritated if Bret Harte subbed for Mark Twain. I’ m just a whiner because I paid for Twain 24-7.
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