Many of us who like Rush Limbaugh agree that his comments on Sandra Fluke were tasteless. He apologized. He'll never have the finesse of the late, great William Buckley.
But, let's recall what started this episode. Fluke, a law student at Georgetown University, gave a videotaped testimony bemoaning the cost of contraceptives. She claimed they could cost $3,000 for the three years of law school. Her position seemed to be that the bill should be paid by Georgetown, its insurance provider or the tax payer.
Numerous sources, internet and personal, put the cost of birth control pills at $9 a month or only $324 for three years.
And shouldn't boyfriends of these women assume some responsibility? Men in the more discreet 60's and 70's could get products other than pills; their girlfriend's modesty was considered.
Fluke looks like a poster girl for entitlement.
Some insist that Rush be banned from radio. Are they equally upset by insults to conservative women by the far left?
Alleged comedian Bill Maher has insulted Sarah Palin in atrocious ways. So did David Letterman. Alec Baldwin targeted Michelle Malkin with his verbal venom, augmenting his status as a low-brow fool. Malkin has cited feminist godmother Gloria Steinem's description of Kay Bailey Hutchison (Senior U.S. Texas Senator) as a "female impersonator."
Dozens more cases exist.
The President called Fluke, giving support. I have no problem with that.
The aforementioned Maher has donated one million dollars to Obama's re-election campaign. By the time this is printed, we should know if the check was refused. It doesn't enhance the President's image to accept money from a vile pig like Maher.
In these situations, it's interesting how those who listen to Rush and/or watch Fox News get insulted by a few. Yeah, we're such non-thinking neanderthals.
Yet, somehow I passed all my college classes, graduated certified in physics and math, and completed a 39-year career.
I realize some conservatives behave in similar ways. Regardless of one's political views, it's highly immature. Such folks need to wise up.
Fox regularly has liberal guests like Al Sharpton, Leslie Marshall and Dennis Kucinich. Liberals like Alan Colmes and Bob Beckel work for Fox. Overall conservative? Yes. No apologies.
Terry D. Hallock