Nixon Raises Concerns About Limbaugh Recognition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon says he is concerned about the process by which Missouri House speakers select people for induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Nixon’s concerns come after House Speaker Steven Tilley commissioned a bust of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh to be placed among other honorees in the Missouri Capitol. Limbaugh is from Cape Girardeau.

Democrats have been complaining about Tilley’s decision. They contend Limbaugh is so controversial that he is not worthy of the honor. On Wednesday, House Democrats asked Nixon’s administration to block Limbaugh’s bust from appearing in the Capitol.

Nixon spokesman Scott Holste said the governor has asked his administration commissioner to review the selection process.

The inductees are chosen by House speakers, and the busts are financed with private contributions.

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  • Ralph Gross

    He SHOULD be concerned, and so should KMOX, about being associated with the nation’s No. 1 hatemonger. KMOX and Clear Channel, do the right thing. Remove Rush from the airwaves.

  • D.Ray

    After his vile tirade against Sandra Fluke (not to mention his many previous vile tirades), there’s no way in hell should Limbaugh get this honor.

  • Teresa Parker

    When our children and grandchildren tour the Hall of Famous Missourians, What will the plaque say he is famous for. In the first place honors should be given after death like in the past. Who knows what this trash talking, drug addicted maniac will say or do next.

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