Earlier this week, the word was out that Sandra Fluke – of Rush Limbaugh fame and fortune – was going to run for the United States Congress. She has wisely backed off that threatful-dream but must still thinks she’s “politician-material.” She has stopped talking about running for Rep. Henry A Waxman’s congressional seat and is now threatening to run for the California state Senator instead, according to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.
Fluke, who gained national recognition for one reason only – conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh called her a slut and a prostitute when she was demanding contraceptives – claims that she is extremely moved by the outpouring of local and national support she has received since she announced she was considering a run for office. She claims that her entire career has been devoted to public interest. She excused herself for backing off from the big league United States Congress to a local election by saying, “I feel there is a better way for me to advance the causes that are important to our <Sacramento, California> community.”
By next week, she may wake up and run for city council in some suburb. That might be more realistic for her. Perhaps Fluke's game plan all along was going to extremely-liberal California to get a political career going after Rush Limbaugh did her the favor of making "Fluke" a household word.
In 2012, Sandra Fluke had the good fortune of being discussed on Rush Limbaugh’s talk show. Many thought Limbaugh’s sometimes-warped sense of humor was coming through when he referred to Fluke as a ‘slut’ for her ‘give-women-contraceptives’ efforts. Naturally, others – including Fluke – went on a rant to destroy Limbaugh, who - incidentally - is still kicking. Is such dumb-luck a preface to a successful political career?
If she's going to make it anywhere, it will probably have to be California - so one might think. Then again, she might realize her chances at state-office are just as unlikely as national office - and fade away. One like Fluke has kept her name alive by being an advocate for women’s causes. While there's nothing wrong with that, as a politician she needs to realize that there are two genders in this world. And, of course, any election she is in will have males voting, too – who need representation just as well as the females do. The other question is: Is she really “leadership material” or simply a “Rush Limbaugh opportunist” by threatening to run for political office? With her only "real" claim to fame being Rush Limbaugh's failed humor from two hears ago, it’s not much to run on - if anything.