B.J. Rains wrote this morning about how politicians are now pushing for the bridge that connects Illinois and Missouri to be named after Stan Musial after Missouri senators John Lamping and Eric Schmitt filed legislation with the state Senate earlier this week.
From the article:
“He epitomizes so much of what is St. Louis and what is the Midwest,” Lamping said. “Quiet, dignity and grace, not seeking out the spotlight, a very humble, modest man. This is the kind of person and personality that you have monuments for. The impact he had on our community, it’s easy to see he is deserving of this honor.
“Missouri will pass the law that will name the bridge the Stan Musial Bridge and the first response from the people I’ve spoken with is that Illinois would concur.”
This would be great. It’s pretty hard to come up with possible reasons for why it wouldn’t pass, but then again, politicians can act irrationally sometimes. Hopefully there will be no significant issues.