BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The order lowering flags for dead talk show host Rush Limbaugh is now official from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, but it’s merely a fraction of what was expected. Only three flags will be lowered.
The DeSantis order calls for U.S. and Florida flags to fly at half staff at at the State Capitol in Tallahassee, City Hall in Palm Beach, and — ironically — at the court house in West Palm Beach. That’s where Limbaugh’s case was headquartered when he was charged with Felony “withholding information from practitioner” which is a legal way of saying “doctor shopping for prescription pain pills” — something Limbaugh later acknowledged.
The flag lowering order is only in effect on Wednesday. As BocaNewsNow.com reported Tuesday, the thought of a statewide order requiring flags lowered for Limbaugh was met with outrage. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried ordered buildings under her control to disregard the order. We reported Tuesday that public school officials said they would lower flags for Limbaugh, someone who they said represents everything they teach kids not to be.
Here is the official order from Governor DeSantis:
On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Rush Limbaugh, Florida resident and America’s anchorman, passed away after battling lung cancer. In 1988, he began “The Rush Limbaugh Show” that soon became one of the most prominent media platforms. Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on February 4, 2020 by President Donald J. Trump. He holds recognition in both the National Radio Hall of Fame and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. To honor the memory of Rush Limbaugh and his service to our nation and state, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at the Palm Beach County Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida, the City Hall of Palm Beach, Florida, and the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
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