Sandra Fluke found herself back in the news over the weekend when she tweeted in defense of former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin who on Saturday was the target of a crude joke by comedian Russel Brand. “Completely unacceptable remark [regarding] Palin,” Fluke’s tweet said. “Female politicians deserve to be judged on merits of their ideas only.”
TheBlaze happened to run into Fluke, a recent Georgetown law school graduate and political activist, at a Starbucks cafe in Washington, D.C., today where she appeared to be studying. She told us she didn’t have time to answer any questions but on finding herself back in the news she said she wasn’t surprised, given her political differences with Palin. “I took a consistent position regardless of political views,” she said.
Fluke used Twitter in May to call out Hustler magazine for publishing a fake sexually explicit photo of conservative commentator S.E. Cupp.
Russell Brand’s joke came during a press conference promoting a TV show. “People want to f— her don’t they?” he said. “That’s why they tolerate the other stuff… OK, that is a mad thing to say about seeing Russia out your window — but the d— don’t lie.”
Fluke became a national political figure earlier this year after radio host Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” for advocating an increase in women’s access to birth control in front of congressional Democrats.
Correction: The original version of this story identified Fluke as a Georgetown law student. We’ve been informed that she graduated in May. The story has been updated to reflect that.