Opponents React To Limbaugh Induction
JEFFERSON CITY - Statement from House of Representative Mary Still, Democrat from Columbia.
"Speaker Tilley's cowardly and secret induction of Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians is indicative to the fact that this selection does not withstand the light of day. This is an insult to the women in my district where I represent thousands of college women."
Statement from Assistant House Minority Leader Tishaura Jones, Democrat from St. Louis.
"In recent weeks, House Republicans have repeatedly made Missouri a national laughingstock with their ‘don't say gay' bill and support for legislation to address the non-existent problem of employment discrimination against gun owners while simultaneously seeking to make it easier for employers to discriminate against victims of actual bias. And now they would honor a man who has no honor.
"Last week a truly remarkable and deserving man, Dred Scott, was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians in a ceremony that was open to the public and streamed live on the Internet. Today's induction of controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh was in sharp contrast, with the ceremony kept secret and the House chamber locked to all but a select few while a dozen armed guards blocked members of the public from entering. Even the Web feed from the House chamber was silent."
"It is quite clear from their handling of the Limbaugh ceremony that Republicans were ashamed of what they were doing and wanted as few people as possible to witness it. When you take great steps to hide what you're doing, it usually means that you know what you're doing is wrong."