Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the doyenne of talk radio, has pulled the plug on herself by announcing a few minutes ago that she is quitting her syndicated radio show following a controversy over using the N-word to discuss race relations in United States.

In an interview with Larry King on CNN, Dr. Laura says that "she wants to regain her First Amendment freedom rights" and therefore will stop broadcasting at the end of the year.

San Francisco Program Director Jack Swanson, whose station KSFO Radio airs the broadcast, has no comment on the shocking development.

Another conservative voice silenced? You bet.  Liberals will be claiming her scalp, and it will be sickening to watch in the next few hours and days ahead.

You might disagree with her advice, but Dr. Laura's morals were always in line with her religion and its teachings.

On a personal note, Dr. Laura has been a great friend to our troops and has given of her time and energy (not to mention precious airtime) to help promote Troopathon and Move America Forward's care package program to fighting service members in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I am leaving the controversy over the language she used last week to others (for now.)

I do want to say that Laura has been a friend to me, and I will never forget her loyalty and patriotism.

I am very, very saddened to hear that she is leaving her perch atop the radio airwaves.

She's a class act.

God Bless Laura Schlessinger and all the good words and good works she has accomplished.