Limbaugh statue on display in Missouri Capitol

One week after a he was formally inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians in a ceremony closed to the public and Democratic lawmakers, the bronze bust of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has finally been placed in the state Capitol.

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, which is designed to honor famous Missourians for their achievements and contributions to the state.

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.

Jason Hancock, jhancock@kcstar.com