As many of you may recall, during the 2008 presidential election, Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin made the ridiculous claim that her first amendment rights were being violated because people were criticizing her hateful and negative rhetoric.
It seems that everyone's favorite relationship shrink Dr. Laura Schlessinger has pulled a page from Palin's playbook. The good doctor has decided, after having an epic, racist on-air meltdown, that she will quit her job as a radio show host when her contract expires (at least she's finishing out her term) and is now playing the victim. Dr. Laura claims that she's been stripped of her first amendment rights because people like the fine folks at Media Matters, dared to re-air her nasty little rant, and citizens complained to her sponsors.
I'm here to say that my contract is up for my radio show at the end of the year, and I've made the decision not to do radio anymore. The reason is, I want to regain my First Amendment rights. I want to be able to say what's on my mind and in my heart, and what I think is helpful and useful, without somebody getting angry, some special interest group deciding this is the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates and attack sponsors. I'm sort of done with that. I'm not retiring. I'm not quitting. I feel energized, actually -- stronger and freer to say the things that I believe need to be said for people in this country.
Dr. Schlessinger goes on to say that she's not giving up her career, just her radio show. She still wants to give lectures and have the opportunity to "say what's on her mind and in her heart." Wow, if things like "Don't NAACP ME!" and NI**ER, NI**ER, NI**GER are what's in this woman's heart, she needs some very expensive therapy.
Shall we take bets on how long it takes before she becomes a contributor on Fox News, or gets her own show?
(definition of Pullin' A Palin can be found here)