Radio host Rush Limbaugh will soon be honored in the Missouri Statehouse with a bust in the Hall of Famous Missourians. Limbaugh, a Missouri native whose show is losing advertisers after he verbally attacked Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke on air, will join the likes of Walter Cronkite and Mark Twain. Leann Hager, a legislative assistant with Missouri Speaker Steven Tilley (R), told the Huffington Post that Tilley had chosen Limbaugh along with Dred Scott, a slave who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom in the 1857 Supreme Court case Dred Scott v. Sandford, and baseball legend Buck O’Neil as inductees for this year.
Sculptor Spencer Schubert posted images of Limbaugh and Scott on his blog in February, asking, “What do these two guys have in common you ask? Well, turns out that they are both in the process of being sculpted by E. Spencer Schubert for the Hall of Famous Missourians in the Missouri State Capital.”