The political and media world erupted in a war of words the last few days over Rush Limbaugh’s comments about a Georgetown Law Student- a “Miss” Sandra Fluke…
Starting with her testimony before Congress on the high price of contraception, a premise in and of itself debatable.
Rush’s now infamous comments aside, who is Miss Fluke and what did she say?
Here’s the part of her testimony Rush focused on:
“Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000.00 during law school. For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary.”
A Grand a Year?
I don’t know where Miss Flake shops but Planned Parenthood practically gives “The Pill” away and charges on a sliding scale based on an ability to pay for a wide variety of feminine health and reproductive services. So I doubt any “poor and destitute” law students- particularly ones that go to a law school costing 45K a year- are starving in order to pay for birth control.
The liberal media is portraying her as some helpless and naïve young lady being attacked by the big and bad bully talk show host.
Hey, I went to law school and there’s NOTHING naïve or helpless about the women that go through that program. And Miss Fluke is neither helpless nor naïve. In actuality, she’s the 30 year-old, former president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice.
She’s well aware of the agenda she’s advancing.
And Rush, What were you thinking?
I was listening to his radio show last week, as I have for over 20 years, when he called Miss Flake a slut and inferred that if the taxpayers are paying for her birth control- she ought to post her sex tapes on YouTube!
Those kind of remarks are tasteless and inappropriate coming from the man behind into the “Golden EIB Microphone.”
Really Rush, don’t you know you are not Bill Maher, who gets a pass for calling Sarah Palin a “c**t“on his HBO show.? And how about MSNBC’s Ed Schultz calling Laura Ingraham a "right wing slut"? I don’t recall any calls to boycott theirshows or to intimidate his advertisers.
MSNBC id suspended. Schultz for a week and apologized to Miss Ingraham.
Once again, there’s a double standard in the “mainstream media”, where conservatives saying nasty things about liberal women are condemned while liberal men saying awful things about conservative women are applauded or more-or-less given a pass.
Rush knows this and should have criticized Fluke in a more dignified manner and not engaged in conduct unbecoming a gentlemen.
For the record, I don’t care what people do or who they do as long as its all done between consenting adults.
I think all this talk about contraception, abortion, gay marriage, and other social issues are just distracting from the REAL problems facing this Great Country.
And I bet during President Obama’s phone call to console Miss Fluke – he secretly wanted to thank her for such a grand distraction.