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Location of Limbaugh bust unclear

Rumors swept the Missouri Capitol that the bust of conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was being delivered today, along with the bust of former slave Dred Scott.

House Speaker Steven Tilley recently announced that both would be inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians this year. The sculptor, E. Spencer Schubert, made a post to his website today indicating he was transporting both busts to the Capitol – but the post was later altered to remove the reference to Limbaugh.

It was also later altered two more times, first to remove the mention of the bust of Scott and then the removal of the artist's destination - previously stated as Jefferson City - altogether. (You can see the later versions of the posts in the photos above).

House Speaker Steven Tilley said he has no idea if Schubert was delivering both busts or just one.

“I haven’t had a chance to visit with him, but I do know we’re inducting Dred Scott," Tilley said. "We don’t even have a date on Rush Limbaugh yet, so we will be inducting Dred Scott, though.”

That ceremony is set for tomorrow at noon in the House Chamber.  Meanwhile, Democrats and several women’s groups have objected to Limbaugh’s induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians, after he called a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” on his nationally-syndicated radio show.

Marshal was a political reporter for St. Louis Public Radio until 2018.