Washington D.C.- There have been reports that influential women around the country who are urging Sandra Fluke to run for political office, and she isn’t ruling out a run someday.
Fluke told a panel discussion she was part of,
“Numerous American women have actually written to me in the last few weeks to say that I should run for office. And maybe someday I will. But for now, I actually have to finish law school.”
Fluke, a Georgetown law student, found herself on the front page after she testified before Congress on public funding for contraception. After her testimony she was called a “Slut and a “Prostitute by Rush Limbaugh.
Fluke said she was glad Limbaugh’s attacks have seen to have the opposite effect than was intended.
“Some conservative commentators thought that women would be silenced by sexist rhetoric and by these types of accusations. And I have to be honest that for a brief moment, I worried that that could potentially be successful, that young girls would see how I was treated in the media and conclude that they should just keep their mouths firmly shut and stay out of the way, lest that happen to them. But women of all ages proved me wrong.” Fluke said more women should run for office saying, What I want to say to women of my generation is that we need more Debbie Wasserman Schultzes, more Senator Gillibrands. We need more working mothers in office who understand the issues of family and family planning. We can’t pretend that women’s representation in elected office is unconnected from our policies on family planning. Because not only do women bring a particular perspective to the table when we discuss family planning, but our policies on family planning allow women to be at that table.”
This is part of the new phenomena in public life where a person is defined by a single event and turns it into political power. Sandra Fluke has no political accomplishments or any real political opinions (other than “hey birth control is expensive so someone else should pay for it”).
Would you vote for Sandra Fluke?