She’s back … now, with money to burn.

We’re talking Sandra Fluke today.

You know, the Georgetown law student who couldn’t afford $3,000 for birth control pills while going to law school.

 

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Not to worry, we’re not taking sides on the ObamaCare contraceptives issue … this is all about money — freakonomics.

Still, since it’s critical background, here’s an excerpt of her infamous Congressional testimony:

My name is Sandra Fluke, and I’m a third-year student at Georgetown Law School.

I attend a Jesuit law school that does not provide contraceptive coverage in its student health plan.

We students have faced financial, emotional and medical burdens as a result.

When I look around my campus, I see the faces of the women affected by this lack of contraceptive coverage …

On a daily basis, I hear from yet another woman from Georgetown or from another school … and they tell me that they have suffered financially, emotionally and medically, because of this lack of coverage.

Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school.

For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary.

Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they’ve struggled financially as a result of this policy.

Click for full unedited transcript

OK, I understand.

Sandra is cash-strapped because of the high cost of attending Georgetown and she wants other folks to pay for her contraceptives.

But now, there’s a strange twist to her “poor me” story.

 

You see, Fluke is running for the state Senate in California.

Nothing wrong with that except …

According to official California campaign finance reports Fluke donated $12,000 in cash to her campaign and $4,826.27 in non-monetary contributions.

In addition, Fluke loaned her campaign $100,000.

All leading the Washington Examiner to ask:

Where does a 2012 law school grad working as a social justice attorney get a loan that size?

Her campaign didn’t responded to a Washington Examiner inquiry.

Perhaps the loan was in part secured by the family of Fluke’s husband, Adam Mutterperl.

In 2012, Fluke married Mutterperl, an amateur stand-up comic and son of big-time Democratic donor William Mutterperl.

Let’s summarize, it used to be that she couldn’t afford $1,000 per year for birth control (her number, not mine).

But now, working as a social justice lawyer and married to a comedian, she’s got the scratch to throw over $115, 000 into her state Senate campaign.

That’s probably funnier than anything in her husband’s routine.

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2 Responses to “She’s back … now, with money to burn.”

  1. jg Says:

    I think she is well-qualified to be a state senator in California.
    1) She is experienced – a couple of years out of law school is all you need to direct a state out of a financial meltdown. Hey if Obama can be President with a light resume, why can’t she?
    2) She is famous – like all famous people believe, once you become famous, you spontaneously have all of the answers to solve society’s problems.
    3) She has formed a power couple – a social justice attorney + stand up comedian is a formula for success… = the next Hillary and Bill, Beyonce and Jay-z
    4) She can relate to every day Americans – As a student of a top private law school, she’s been through hell and back by enduring significant emotional, financial, and medical distress by paying for her own contraception.

  2. Alex S Says:

    That was one of your most entertaining posts this year – and jg’s comment just adds to it.

    This reminds me of Hamas leadership pleading poverty to the world for their people while they, themselves have become millionaires and billionaires, lining their pockets with public funds and foreign aid, and all the while their civilian population barely scratch out an existence.

    The tragedy of politics….

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