Voiceman of the Geico Gecko Gets Canned

Posted: Apr 21, 2010 2:12 PM
As Kevin noted last week, a man identifying himself as Lance Baxter, the voice of the GEICO gecko, left a message accusing FreedomWorks and its Tea Party supporters of being "mentally retarded" and inciting violence. 

Now, one week after FreedomWorks put Baxter's angry voicemail online, the gecko actor reports he's been dropped from GEICO's campaign.  In a statement, Baxter claims his tirade was motivated by "the recent gay and racial slurs slung by Tea Party members at Congressman Barney Frank and Representative John Lewis during the Health Care Reform Weekend," (sic) and says he's "open to any attorneys taking on this case pro bono."

Yeah, good luck with that.