SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW THAT DON IMUS IS OUT OF WORK
My guess is that he'll retire. He is getting up in age, and any attempt to get back on terresterial radio will be met with indignation by the Sharpton/Jackson faction. There are some folks who feel that Imus will end up on satellite radio, but IMHO that won't happen either, especially if Howard Stern has anything to say about it. Stern and Imus have had a none-too-friendly rivalry over the years, and with the pull that Stern has in the satellite radio biz currently, he'll do whatever he can to prevent Imus from entering "his" realm.
If this had been the first time Imus had said anything stupid on-air, it would have been a different matter and maybe the two week suspension would have been enough. But Imus has a history of sticking his foot in his mouth with homophobic and racist remarks under the guise of comedy, and the damage this time was multiplied by the fact that it was a very slow news day. As a result, the resulting controveresy ended up as the top story on many evening newscasts.
Some folks just never learn. The best thing for him to do now is to retire from the radio biz and concentrate on his Imus Ranch in New Mexico.