48 Missouri Democrats Probably Don’t Listen to Rush
March 6, 2012

(AP) – The decision of the Missouri House speaker to induct Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians is drawing objections from the chamber’s Democrats.

A letter signed Tuesday by 48 House Democrats says the conservative radio talk show host is unworthy of the honor. The letter, written on the letterhead of Democratic Minority Leader Mike Talboy of Kansas City, asks Speaker Steve Tilley to abandon the decision he made months ago to add Limbaugh to the circle of bronze busts in the state Capitol.

The Democrats’ letter cites Limbaugh’s on-air references to a female law student involved in the national debate about insurance for contraception as a “slut” and “prostitute.” At least nine advertisers have pulled their support from Limbaugh’s show.

Tilley and Limbaugh are both from southeastern Missouri, and the speaker says Limbaugh is one of the world’s best-known radio personalities.