A plan to place a bust in the Missouri Capitol to honor Rush Limbaugh, the conservative broadcaster embroiled in controversy over his calling a university student a “slut” on the air, has drawn protests from state Democrats who are trying to block the effort. The bust, proposed by Republican state House Speaker Steve Tilley, would sit in the Capitol rotunda alongside those of other prominent Missouri natives such as writer Mark Twain and former president Harry Truman. Some 47 Missouri Democratic leaders, in a letter delivered to Tilley on Tuesday, said Limbaugh should not be honored and that the action would be “inappropriate and offensive,” a spokesman for Tilley confirmed.

Honoring Rush Limbaugh alongside of Mark Twain and Harry Truman? Missouri Republicans have truly lost their minds.