On the same day the earth cleansed itself of Rush Limbaugh, another bigot was found dead on his farm in Florida.
Police said officers found 73-year-old Marion Lambert dead on his small farm in Tampa on Wednesday. Officials said foul play is not suspected. Police are not giving any much information as the investigation is ongoing, however, Lambert’s daughter suspect he might have been attacked by a bull on the farm.
Lambert who bragged of tricking local Florida officials into letting him fly a massive Confederate flag at the corners of two busy interstates was found by the Hillsborough police.
In 2017, Lambert told The Associated Press during an interview that he tricked the county several years earlier, when he bought a sliver of land near Interstates 4 and 75.
When he asked county officials for a permit, he said he planned to build “a memorial to American veterans.”
“I tricked them,” he said. “If they had done any research they would have known who I was.”
Lambert and others raised $250,000 in donations and labor to erect granite slabs engraved with soldiers’ names. In 2008, he unfurled a 30-by-50-foot flag — at the time it was the biggest Confederate flag in the nation — much to the disgust of many.
Confederate symbols have come under increased scrutiny in recent years as critics argue they symbolize racism, slavery and division.
But Lambert was unrepentant about the flag.
“Am I sorry I put up the flag where I put it up? Not at all,” he said in 2017. “I enjoyed waking up the mind of the public.”