Missouri declines the honor.

Once attached to another piece of legislation in the Missouri legislature, the idea of establishing Rush Limbaugh’s birthday, January 12, as “Rush Limbaugh Day” has been stripped from the bill without fanfare. The move was in response to the growing opposition to establishing such a day in the light of Mr. Limbaugh’s controversial stance and statements that reflected—or perhaps contributed to—the contentious, toxic political atmosphere that exists in America today. Editor’s $0.02: This is the same legislative body that voted down “Walter Cronkite Day.” If they couldn’t even muster support for the Most Trusted Man in America, did anybody really think that Mr. Limbaugh stood a chance?