Want to take the kids somewhere other than Disney World this spring break? Buy a ticket to beautiful Jefferson City, Missouri and drop by the State Capitol, where you can pay a visit to the general assembly, gape at the majestic 238 ft-dome, and tour the Hall of Famous Missourians, featuring bronze casts of such illustrious Show-Me state natives as Mark Twain, Sacajawea, President Harry S. Truman, Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Rush Limbaugh.
Now, before you do a delightfully comical double take and bellow a Scooby Doo-esque "Whaaaaaaaa?!", allow House Speaker Steven Tilley to explain. You see, the decision to immortalize Limbaugh in bronze was actually announced a month ago, prior to the shitstorm surrounding the shock jock's comments about law student/birth control advocate Sandra Fluke. And even though many liberal Missourians are up in arms over Rusty's upcoming induction, Speaker Tilley makes the excellent point that the Hall is not called "the Hall of Universally Loved Missourians. It's the Hall of Famous Missourians." Which is pretty much true, I guess, in the same way that John Wayne Gacy was famous without being universally loved, although nobody sees his fat clown ass terrorizing third-grade field trips in the halls of the Illinois state capitol building.
For the record, I am not, of course, comparing Rush Limbaugh to John Wayne Gacy; calling someone a "slut" and a "prostitute" on national radio is a far cry from murdering people and stuffing them in your crawl space. I am merely saying that like John Wayne Gacy, Rush Limbaugh may have killed people and stuffed them in his crawl space. Jokes! That's never been proven. But they're both not-so-great people. And for the $10,000 it costs to make the sculpture, Senator Tilley might be better-advised to select another native Missourian for the honor. Might I suggest this fellow, sir?