A fitting epitaph to the inanity of our times.

There are more than forty individuals who have been placed in the Hall of Famous Missourians. From Mark Twain and Harry Truman to General John J. Persing and Josephine Baker.

But only one, just one has been provided with a security camera to protect the security of his sculpted visage.

No, not Dred Scott, Walter Cronkite or Omar Bradley.

No, only this guy.

pic via Teresia at flickr.com

The Missouri House has spent more than $1,100 in taxpayer money on a security camera to keep watch over a new bronze bust of conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh.

So if you want to go to Jefferson City, Missouri and pretend to bowl with Scott Joplin’s bust you’ll have time to pick up the spare. But touch the Oxycontin Kid and they’ll be on you before you can say it looks about 50 pounds too light.

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