Apparently, Sandra Fluke is extending her fifteen minutes of fame for the testimony she never got to share. Fluke will reportedly join President Barack Obama in Denver on Wednesday, where she will introduce him to the crowd.
A now-graduated Georgetown Law student, Fluke rose to D-list political stardom in February when she was not allowed to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the topic of contraception. Several Democrats subsequently walked out of the hearing in disapproval.
Fluke has been outspoken about her belief that Obamacare should require religious institutions like Georgetown to cover contraception and abortifacients in their health insurance plans.
Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after the controversy over the hearing, but later apologized for issuing the insult. In response, Obama called Fluke to offer his encouragement.
Now, Fluke will have the unique opportunity to stand by her pick for president in Colorado. Here’s to hoping she’ll have the chance to say something meaningful and then maybe… disappear for a while.