Sandra Fluke

She’s the perfect person to represent 2012:

She’s got it all: The “Generation Cupcake” inadequacy (“So what if she didn’t earn the award — give it to her, anyway!); the “Occupod” sense of entitlement (“Somebody should be buying my condoms, and it ain’t gonna be me!”); and, of course, the liberal detachment from reality (“There’s a war on women! We’re being oppressed! Just ask Hillary Clinton, Condi Rice and Oprah!”).

Then there’s the economic angle. One could argue that the icon of the failing Obama economy is the college grad with a worthless degree under his arm and a bed in his mom’s basement.

Time magazine gives us Sandra Fluke, with a bachelor’s degree in (no joke) Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, no marketable skills, and still on the academic track, living on the largess of others.

I’m not trying to be mean to Sandra Fluke. Unlike Rush Limbaugh I make no comment on her personal life or sexual proclivities.

But I also didn’t — and would never — put this unaccomplished 30-something on the “Person of the Year” list for publicly whining about paying her own bills.

And if I were Ms. Fluke, I’d be embarrassed by Time’s selection. I’d be pointing out the people who’ve actually made some impact— maybe Fidelity’s Abigail Johnson, or Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old girl shot by the Taliban for insisting on attending school.

Ah, but I’m not Sandra Fluke, who used her “Person of the Year” moment to complain, in a tweet, about the “few women” nominated.

And you know how much I’d pay for an hour with her? I’d pay to not have to spend an hour with her.

6 thoughts on “Sandra Fluke

  1. Bart

    Why is it these people have no self-awareness of how personally repugnant and petty they are? They always want to win every battle without considering the implications for the war, and they always paint their opponents as single-dimensional cardboard cutouts motivated by simplistic base desires, accompanied by a grating certitude in their own moral righteousness.

    I think I was kind of like that as an adolescent, which is why I have my theory that liberalism, as connoted in the US, is a symptom of arrested development, an abject failure to advance beyond adolescence and into adulthood.

  2. DaveP.

    You forgot the built-in cognitive dissonance: “Keep your filthy laws off of my body- except when you’re turning over all of my healthcare decisions to the government!”

  3. Scott Ganz

    Isn’t Fluke either a law student or an attorney? I think Mark Steyn pointed out, in talking about how utterly fake her crisis is, that she’s about to head into employment with a starting salary in the low six figures.

    Either way, I’ve been buying my condoms for years, and I still consider it a very small price to pay for what I’m (occasionally) getting.

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