I hope you have a moment to take a look at this satirical piece I did for The Daily Caller titled, “Thank You Sandra Fluke, Because I’ve Gotta Have It.”
Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite:
Georgetown law student and part-time reproductive rights activist Sandra Fluke wants her Catholic university to pay for her birth control so she can have as much sex as she wants without incurring a serious medical condition known as pregnancy, and I don’t blame her.
Sex feels really, really good. And I think we can all agree feeling good while eliminating the downside to feeling good is a legitimate public policy objective . . .
I think it is perfectly reasonable to demand that employer-sponsored health insurance provide, for free, a variety of tools that are even more effective at warding off a range of adverse health consequences that, in some cases, are even worse than having a baby . . .
Studies have shown that ingesting alcoholic beverages while eating uncooked animal products helps kill bacteria and reduce the chance of food poisoning, which, like pregnancy, is a preventable medical condition.
So how am I going to have my sushi and enjoy it unless I have access to a good bottle of sake?
Hope you get a chance to read it and that you enjoy.
President Obama and the White House have joined – and are even stoking – the uproar of indignity that erupted after Rush Limbaugh called abortion rights activist and Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute.
But as many of you know, that hasn’t stopped one of the PACs supporting Obama from accepting $1 million from serial misogynist Bill Maher.
The White House recently decided to become more agressive in seeking support for the PAC, Priorities USA. By the same token, the White House could easily signal to Priorities USA, which is run by former Obama White House aide Bill Burton, that it should return the money. But clearly, it won’t.
And I thought it was important to stand up for women! Obama, you’ll remember, this week even mushily invoked his daughters, saying he had called Fluke to lend his support in part because he was concerned Sasha and Malia might one day be similarly victimized.
Perhaps if Rush had expressed his regret with a $1 million check to Bill Burton, the White House would have stood down. Because what’s a principle or two when $1 million is involved?
Wanted to show you this video by ShePAC. It makes the point very well.
That’s the question after Bill O’Reilly of Fox News reported last night that Sandra Fluke is being represented on the public relations front by SKDKnickerbocker, where former Obama White House Communications Director Anita Dunn is a managing director.
Fluke is the Georgetown Law School student and “reproductive rights” activist who was insulted by Rush Limbaugh for her advocacy of forcing Catholic institutions like Georgetown to provide free birth control.
Dunn is one of the most well-connected Democratic PR operatives in Washington and is close not only to the president but to his senior staff and various power players on Capitol Hill.
The link between Fluke and Dunn suggests at least the possibility that Fluke is being choreographed in consultation with the White House and/or with other senior Democratic officials in Washington.
Fluke has made several deft moves in recent weeks that suggest schooling by PR professionals.
After being been denied the right to testify at a House hearing, she showed up anyway and then complained to the media about it. She was granted a mock hearing by Democratic leaders to protest her exclusion from the House hearing. And she refused to accept Limbaugh’s apology, ensuring that the issue would not be put to rest.
The controversy over Fluke has achieved an important White House objective – to shift the debate away from the principle of whether employers can be forced to provide services they find morally objectionable and focus it instead on women’s health, allowing Democrats to portray Republicans as intent on denying coverage for birth control.