ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – As eight major advertisers have announced their intentions to pull advertisements from his network, Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is set to be inducted to the hall of famous Missourians.
A Kansas City area sculptor, E Spencher Schubert announced on his website he is casting the likeness of Limbaugh, a Cape Girardeau native, in bronze for the Missouri State Capitol’s hall of famous Missourians.
Other people already memorized in the hall include Harry Truman, John Ashcroft, writer Laura Ingalls Wilder, and game show host Bob Barker.
Neither the sculptor nor anyone from the Capitol has commented yet on when Rush will be making his debut in the statehouse.
Currently Limbaugh is coming under fire for personally attacking a Georgetown University Law student, Sandra Fluke, for her testimony on contraceptives. He apologized in a statement on Friday March 3, after a week of refusing to take back his statement. She rejected his apology publicly today.
Advertisers like AOL, ProFlowers, Sleep Number, Quicken Loans and Legal Zoom have all suspended advertisements from his network following his comments. He responded on his website by writing that advertisers that do want his listeners’ business will stay with the network.
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