NOW Organizes Flush Rush Campaign to Oppose Limbaugh's Induction into Hall of Famous Missourians
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NOW Organizes Flush Rush Campaign to Oppose Limbaugh's Induction into Hall of Famous Missourians

Date: March 19, 2012
By: Matt Evans
State Capitol Bureau

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Another group has organized a protest against the Missouri House Speaker's plan to put controversial conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh in the Hall of Famous Missourians.
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Wrap: A women's rights group wants House Speaker Republican Steve Tilley to "Flush Rush."

So, Claire Major and other members of the Missouri chapter of the National Organization for Women delivered more than 500 rolls of toilet paper to his office.

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Description: "Rush Limbaugh is a misogynist, and a bigot, and a bully and we don't need a role model like that in Missouri."

After a short protest and some stories ((NATS LAUGHING)) - The group had the Speaker's office stocked full of toilet paper.

Some protesters like Anita Cleaver came all the way from St. Louis.

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Description: "It's absolutely ridiculous to put a bust of Rush Limbaugh in the same company as a bust of Mark Twain and a bust of Dred Scott."

Speaker Tilley says he welcomes the toilet paper and plans on donating it to charity.

But he has no plans on changing his mind to honor Rush Limbaugh in the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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A women's rights group wants the Missouri Speaker of the House to "Flush Rush" right out of the Hall of Famous Missourians - by delivering more than 500 rolls of toilet paper.
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Wrap: The Missouri chapter of the National Organization for Women have now joined in the protest against House Speaker Steve Tilley's plans to put controversial radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Jaime Tomek is the president of the organization.

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Description: "We just don't think it's an appropriate thing to put Rush Limbaugh's statue in there."

Tilley says he welcomes the group's protest.

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Description: "I would encourage them to send as much toilet paper as they like because I'm just going to donate it to one of the homeless shelters."

Several groups have now come out against Tilley's decision to put Limbaugh in the Hall, but Tilley says he won't change his mind.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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