This involves a political figure. I'm going to name her (this is the "rich and famous" forum), but I trust my fellow e-hellions not to turn this into a discussion of the politics. (Mods, if I'm in forbidden territory even bringing this up, feel free to delete. I just thought it was too good not to share.)
This afternoon I heard a radio interview with Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State. It took place in front of a live audience. Fairly early on in the interview, a woman in the audience started yelling at her. Since it *was* radio, I don't know what was done with the heckler (I hesitate to call her that, since hecklers tend to be jokers and she was serious) -- whether she was ejected or just shushed.
In any event, once it was quiet again, Dr. Rice said (a paraphrase because I don't have a phonographic memory), "Now that's why I'm glad to be an American! Because in America that woman is free to safely say whatever she wants!"
I think both sides of the aisle can agree that this was a *very* classy response.