Women Urge Sandra Fluke To Run For Office
12:45 pm, March 21st | by Laura Donovan
If you’re a woman who wants to hold a political seat someday, don’t waste your time dabbling into local government or community projects. Testify before Congress and pray that conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh will call you a “slut” or a “prostitute,” and get people to notice you. Apparently being qualified isn’t enough to get women to noticed anymore.
Now that the dust has settled from her heavily reported spat with Limbaugh, Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke is back to her routine again and talking about political matters that don’t pertain to the right-wing pundit. During a Tuesday appearance on Capitol Hill for a forum on “Opportunities and Challenges for a New Generation of Women,” Fluke said several women have suggested she seek office at some point, adding that it’s certainly a possibility:
“Numerous American women have actually written to me in the last few weeks saying that I should run for office, and maybe someday I will.”
By “the last few weeks,” she means in the immediate aftermath of the Limbaugh duel, and it must be said that some of these supporters probably just want her to run for office because of the highly publicized fight that ended with her as the heroine and Limbaugh as the anti-Christ. No matter your thoughts on either person, the reality is that Fluke is qualified to pursue a political position regardless of what transpired between her and Limbaugh — she was before this controversy struck. The 30-year-old law student is a a Public Interest Law Scholar at Georgetown, which just so happens to be located in the center of the political world. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Cornell, Fluke spent five years at a non-profit. She’s a well-known activist on her campus and has the proper credentials for someone considering a political role, so people have to keep all of this in mind rather than say she belongs in office because of the feud she had with Limbaugh.