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.
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.
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.