Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Missouri Rush Bust Under 24-Hour Surveillance


Ugh, Rush Limbaugh's statue was unveiled this week in the Missouri State House. Dark Days there. Just keep in mind that if MO ever gets a more enlightened House Speaker, they can roll that big old bronze head right on out of there.

Via the Kansas City Star
Democrats were hopeful the bust would never be displayed alongside other inductees, such as Harry Truman, Mark Twain and Walt Disney. They argued that Limbaugh's history of controversial statements -- most recently when he called 30-year-old law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" -- should have prevented him from being included in the hall . . .
The 2012 legislative session adjourned Friday. The bust was placed just outside the entrance to the Missouri House on the third floor of the Capitol on Monday. Inductees are selected solely by the House speaker.

But get this ~ The statue was installed in a "secret ceremony" and includes it's own Surveillance Camera! Do you think they are expecting that some visitors to the State Capitol might want to leave some type of offering to the Great Stone Head? Maybe a box of birth control pills? How about a picture of Sandra Fluke?

From ABC News:
“Instead of being open to the public, as is tradition, the ceremony was conducted in secret in a locked House chamber with only Republican officials and other select people allowed in,” Talboy said in the statement, according to KPLR-TV in St. Louis. “The secrecy and exclusion of the public demonstrates that even Republicans are embarrassed at honoring someone who recently called a female college student with whom he disagreed a ‘slut’ and a ‘prostitute.’”

The ceremony was closed to the public and Highway Patrol officers stood guard outside the House chamber, the Post-Dispatch reported. The event was announced to the media 26 minutes before the it began, KPLR reported.

A security camera, which was installed specifically for Limbaugh’s bust, will provide 24-hour surveillance of the statue, said Trevor Fox, the House’s director of communications. Limbaugh’s statue, which stands between those of 19th century painter George Bingham and former Missouri Gov. Warren Hearnes, is the only statue in the Missouri House’s Hall of Fame that has its own security camera.

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