While all the pundits weigh in on the meaning of last Tuesday's Democratic debacle, they seem to have forgotten the fate of the poster child of modern Progressivism: Sandra Fluke.
Fluke secured her "fifteen minutes of fame" as a law student at Georgetown University. She prospered somewhat like a parasite, receiving the benefits of a Georgetown University education while leading a group calling themselves Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice, with worked to overturn the school's policy on providing reproductive services to students. She knew about the universities policy on birth control benefits long before she enrolled.
She became a Progressive poster child when Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee refused to allow her to testify at hearings regarding religious exclusions from birth control mandates required by PPACA. She testified informally before Democratic Party members. After the testimony, Rush Limbaugh made her famous by calling her a slut.
After graduating from Georgetown, she relocated to California. This year she ran for a seat on the California State Senate. Under California's primary system, all candidates for state office run together without regard to party. The two top finishers, regardless of party, the face off in the general election.
Fluke finished second in the primary and so moved on to the general election. She faced fellow Democrat Ben Allen, another lawyer who previously served on the Santa Monica-Malibu Board of Education.
Allen defeated Fluke 60.8% to 39.2%.
Time will tell if this is the end of Fluke's meteoric political career.
Fluke's political career falling over the skies of California