Saying that he had been fighting the 'absurd with the absurd' for years, Rush Limbaugh apologized for calling a Georgetown law student asking congress for money for birth control paraphenalia 'a slut'. Plainly Mr. Limbaugh did not realize that Ms. Fluke was not in the class of legitimate political targets upon which caustic labels might be more reasonably pinned by talk radio. Sandra Fluke's feelings might have been hurt by the eminence grise of talk radio.
A Juris Doctor degree at Georgetown costs about $23,000 a year before extra fees, books, housing and so forth. Those of us whom are poor are not too sympathetic when the advantaged go before congress asking for money for sex prophylaxis. Nether are we sympathetic with bullying by Government or the broadcast industry. President Obama and Congress should not have sought to force religious organizations to provide free rubbers and birth control pills to the emancipated adult students and other in prime advantaged education circumstances. If they can't afford their own rubbers and such how could they ever balance the federal budget or prioritize government spending outside of a commune, for-themselves?
Probably Ms. Fluke has learned something in her legal career about testifying before congress. Senators too sometimes ask for ridiculous thingsÂ to the forest service or make equivalent pleas for oil depletion allowances. The Congress has learned nothing serious about balancing the budget or creating full employment for the poor, and should hold some new hearings on steroid use by laboratory chimps.