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If only the rest of Rush Limbaugh’s career was behind closed doors and out of earshot of the public like this week’s secret induction of Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

In an almost clandestine operation at the state Capitol in Jefferson City, closed to the public and, behind closed doors, guarded by Missouri Highway Patrol officers, House Speaker Steven Tilley (R) and other Republican lawmakers fawned over the extremist hate-talk radio host.

Tilley announced in March that Limbaugh would join Mark Twain, Harry Truman, Walt Disney, Laura Ingalls and other Show Me State natives in the hall.    

The event was so secret, it wasn’t announced until 25 minutes before the ceremony, where, according to the Associated Press (AP), Limbaugh didn’t disappoint those waiting for a rant. Of those who opposed his induction, he said, “They’re deranged. They’re literally deranged."      

In recent months, the AP reports protesters have wheeled 600 rolls of toilet paper into the middle of Tilley's Capitol office encouraging him to "Flush Rush!" and have delivered some 35,000 petition signatures against Limbaugh's induction.

There have been unconfirmed reports that Twain, Disney, Truman and several others are posthumously resigning from the hall.    

This is a crosspost from AFL-CIO Now

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