Democratic attorney and activist Sandra Fluke has decided against running for retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman’s congressional seat, instead planning a bid for the state Senate.
“I am extremely moved by the outpouring of local and national support I have received since I announced that I was considering running for office. My entire career has been devoted to the public interest, whether representing victims of human trafficking or advocating for working families,” Fluke said late Tuesday night. “I am committed to continuing that fight in Sacramento, working to protect our environment, ensure our access to health care, and create the jobs that are desperately needed. While I strongly considered offering my candidacy for Congress, I feel there is a better way for me to advance the causes that are important to our community.”
Her entire career? She just graduated from law school a year and a half ago! What career?
In 2003, Fluke graduated from Cornell University with a major in Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies.
Studies that required a great deal of field work, no doubt. But don’t let’s go there again.
After graduating from law school, she moved to Los Angeles, passed the California bar exam, has been active in Democratic circles and has spent time working on issues related to the foster-care system and a living wage. Rumors have long circulated that she would eventually run for office.
Note it never says she actually got paid for her legal acumen. If I were in a pickle, I’d still call Joe Pesci over this dingbat any day. “Active in Democrat circles” is code-speak for “campaigned for Obama”.
You know Bill Clinton wouldn’t let the opportunity go to waste. (Though his eyes would be just above—and below—the waist.)
But who would choose to labor in Sacramento over Washington, DC? What gives there?
“I believe that the families and communities of this district — from West Hollywood to West L.A. and from Santa Monica to Torrance and beyond — deserve to have a fresh perspective from a new generation of progressive leadership in Sacramento, and I am eager to get to work fighting for the causes that matter most to our future as a community, state and nation,” Fluke said.
Hollywood, Santa Monica—you bet they need saving. Pity Malibu and Big Sur aren’t in the district. Politics is show business for ugly people, the saying goes. She gets to do politics for beautiful people. That’s the Cornell and Georgetown brain on display.
To be fair:
Fluke co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, which successfully advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence, including teen LGBTQ victims. Fluke was also a member of the Manhattan Borough President’s Taskforce on Domestic Violence and numerous other New York City and New York State coalitions that successfully advocated for policy improvements impacting victims of domestic violence. While in New York City, she worked for Sanctuary for Families, which aids victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.
If she’s against battery and slavery, she’s not all bad. I just don’t want to pay for her birth control unless I get a piece of the action. Is that so wrong?