Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who just couldn't refrain from using the N-word eleven times on her radio show last week (in order to make, according to her, a "philosophical point") is retiring from her radio show.
In tribute to "Doctor" Laura, I offer the Sorkin treatment… a classic scene from The West Wing in which the President does a drop-in at a gathering of AM deejays and confronts a very Dr. Laura-like radio show hostess.
UPDATE: Palin weighs in:
Yeah… um…. the Constitution (or obstruction thereof) had nothing to do with Dr. Laura leaving her job. Moron. This wasn't a First Amendment issue, because the government didn't prohibit her from speaking.
Put another way, the "free" in "free speech" means “free from government interference,” not “free from consequences.”
UPDATE TO UPDATE —
Dr. Laura on Palin in 2008 (via):
I’m stunned – couldn’t the Republican Party find one competent female with adult children to run for Vice President with McCain? I realize his advisors probably didn’t want a “mature” woman, as the Democrats keep harping on his age. But really, what kind of role model is a woman whose fifth child was recently born with a serious issue, Down Syndrome, and then goes back to the job of Governor within days of the birth?