Speaker Tilley embarrasses Rush Limbaugh
The Kansas City Star
It’s tough to defend Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley’s embarrassing treatment of radio host Rush Limbaugh today at the state Capitol.
Tilley refused to let the general public see Limbaugh be inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
That was a slap in the face to Limbaugh, who has made millions of dollars by challenging liberals and other critics on his radio show. (Or, as one reader aptly noted, “insulting” his opponents.)
Instead of being allowed to stand up in front of a crowd made up of his friends and enemies - essentially, to stick it to his opponents - Limbaugh simply stood in front of a GOP-dominated crowd Monday, a crowd that basically got a special invitation to show up at the event only minutes before it was to be held.
Frankly, I’m not opposed to Limbaugh’s honor. But the way in which it was done shows that Tilley and other Limbaugh lovers realized they had done something wrong.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jefferson City correspondent Virginia Young tweeted this after the ceremony: “asked why public was excluded @teamtilley said: “With the controversy surrounding it, I thought it was acceptable to do it invitation-only.”
In other words, Tilley didn’t think Limbaugh could handle the criticism that might have been directed his way.
Limbaugh would beg to disagree, I’m sure, but Tilley apparently didn’t want to give him that chance.