We all know the answer to that one. She’s the latest recipient of the legendary “15 minutes of fame,” and she is surely making the most of it. Fluke is the Georgetown Law student who was invited to Nancy Pelosi’s little publicity stunt to bemoan the fact that she isn’t getting free contraceptives. She is now enjoying and, I must say, making the absolute most of her 15 minutes. Look for her to graduate from law school and immediately move to a staff position in the Obama White House --- and for this we have the Republican Party to thank. Fluke was the perfect person for the Democrats to trot out to promote this idea that the GOP is waging a war against women, but it never would have worked if the GOP had simply yawned and moved on the things that really matter; jobs, for instance, and our economy.
I could write an entire column on the mindless reaction of the GOP to Sandra Fluke .. .but why do it again? I wrote that column yesterday and placed it into my daily program notes. If you’re so inclined you can read that column by clicking here. In short --- The Republicans played this scene exactly the way the Democrats wrote it, and may well end up handing Obama another four years for his “fundamental transformation” of our Republic.
But who, really, is Fluke? I’m certainly not going to launch some grand investigation to come up with an answer to that question. It’s not worth the time. But I have run across some interesting little tidbits about the proggie heroine of the hour, so I’ll share them with you.
Sandra Fluke is on Twitter under the Twitter name @SandraFluke. As of 7:40 last evening the following can be gleaned from her Twitter account:
Fluke has authored 42 Tweets to her followers. Her first Tweet was sent on February 17th. That Tweet read: “Thank you for supporting women’s voices &women’s issues! Follow me for updates on the #contraception struggle.”
Wait a minute here …. Struggle? How many of you knew that there was a contraceptive struggle? Contraceptives are available free to fully 95% of American women. If you don’t want to pay for your pills just head to the nearest government clinic or Planned Parenthood office. There’s one within 1.7 miles of Fluke’s school. The other 5% of American women just have to drive from their rural homes to an urban area to get their hands on their pills.
Back to Sandra’s Tweets:
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