Bridgett Nickerson Boyd claims in a lawsuit filed last week that last year in Texas, sheriff's deputy Mark Goad arrested her for driving on the shoulder when she pulled off the highway because her engine was steaming. Then her heart started racing, so Goad followed her to the hospital, and arrested her after she had been treated. That still wasn't the worst of it: Boyd claims that while Goad was driving her to jail, he cranked up Rush Limbaugh, who was making, "derogatory comments about black people." The charges against her were almost immediately dismissed, and now Boyd is suing for defamation, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, assault and battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Perhaps she should look into class-action status for anyone who's been unwillingly subjected to Rush's blathering.
Wait... can you seriously get arrested for driving on the shoulder with car trouble? Honestly, that part alone is troublesome enough without the Rush Limbaugh part. I think it's reasonably fair however to expect that while on the job, police officers refrain from any sort of blatantly partisan commentary or display of opinion.
But let me know if this goes through. I've got like 15 years of being forced to listen to Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura whenever I was in the car with my dad, and I'd like to get some of that back.