GEICO Voice Actor Axed

Lance Baxter, known to many as the voice on GEICO car-insurance ads promising "real service, real savings," has been let go following a rather colorful message he left on the answering machine of Tea Party organization FreedomWorks. "What [are] the percentages of people that are mentally retarded who work for the organization and are members of it?" he asked. He also asked the organization how they would "spin it when one of your members does actually kill somebody?" Baxter has since expressed remorse for his actions in a blog post, though maintains that the Tea Party and organizations associated with it encourage hate speech.