Pres Obama phoned Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke to offer his support in response to attacks on her position on contraceptive coverage.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 2, 2012
WH spksmn Jay Carney says he thinks Pres Obama finds the attacks on Fluke to be reprehensible, disappointing, personal & crude.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 2, 2012
Limbaugh’s original remark:
“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 responded to the call on his show today, via ABC News’ Matt Negrin:
“That is so compassionate. What a great guy,” Limbaugh said. “The president called her to make sure she’s OK. What is she, 30 years old? Thirty years old, student at Georgetown Law who admits to having so much sex she can’t afford it.”
Limbaugh continued to focus on Fluke on his show today, saying she “hilariously” testified to Congress that “she’s having so much sex” that health insurance should cover her birth control.
“Not one person says, ‘Well, did you ever think about maybe backing off the amount of sex you have?’” Limbaugh said.