(image: Rush defends his shortcomings)
Ms. Fluke is the woman who last week was denied the right to speak at a controversial contraception hearing before the House Oversight committee. Ms. Fluke, a student at Georgetown University, was supposed to testify in support of birth control at the hearing, but Chairperson Rep. Darryl Issa refused to allow her testimony, letting only men harrumph about President Obama's contraception policy. When she was finally allowed to speak at another hearing, that had very low attendance, she explained what most women know--The Pill is also used for medical conditions such as preventing the growth of cysts, treating menstrual cramps and to even out hormone levels.
Rush "babe-magnet" Limbaugh decided that since she knows so much about contraception, it could only mean one thing.
Ms. Fluke is obviously a SLUT.
"Can you imagine if you were her parents how proud...you would be?" he said. "Your daughter ... testifies she's having so much sex she can't afford her own birth control pills and she wants President Obama to provide them, or the Pope."
"What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex -- what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex."
Limbaugh then said, "ok, so she's not a slut. She's round-heeled."
"Round-heeled" is an old fashioned term for promiscuity.
You would think that the thrice-married radio host, who was busted at Palm Beach International Airport for possession of 29 Viagra pills with another man's name on the bottle, would be a little less judgemental about the sex lives of others.
UPDATE: Today Rush claimed that if all these sex-crazed women who are demanding birth control expect the "Government to pay for it," men were going to start demanding " a little something in return." He proposed that Ms. Fluke post a video on the Internet that shows her having sex.
Limbaugh has been married 4 times and he has no children. Unless he shoots blanks, we must assume--make that we fervently hope--that his wives all used birth control. Unless each of them paid for that birth control out of their own pockets, as Rush insists Fluke should do, did he just call his wives sluts?