“most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year.”Fluke would be a brilliant choice. She is the 31-year-old unmarried lawyer who epitomized Pres. Barack Obama's campaign strategy. She is famous for demanding that the Catholic Church pay for her birth control pills, and saying at the Democrat Convention that Obama had her back. The votes of singles like her were crucial to Obama's victory.
Maybe Obama will repay Fluke by appointing her to the US Supreme Court. He has already appointed two women, but that is not enough:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says there will be enough women on the Supreme Court when all nine justices are female.Another good choice for Time would be to name a Boson of the Year, because the Higgs Boson was nominated.
“So now the perception is, yes, women are here to stay. And when I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court]? And I say when there are nine, people are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that,” she said.
Ginsburg made the remark at the 10th Circuit Bench & Bar Conference that was held at the University of Colorado in Boulder in October.
Update: Michael Graham agrees in the Boston Herald:
Can you think of anyone who better represents the America of 2012 than Ms. Fluke? I can’t.Actually she has now graduated from that Catholic law school, and become a California lawyer.
She’s got it all: The “Generation Cupcake” inadequacy (“So what if she didn’t earn the award — give it to her, anyway!); the “Occupod” sense of entitlement (“Somebody should be buying my condoms, and it ain’t gonna be me!”); and, of course, the liberal detachment from reality (“There’s a war on women! We’re being oppressed! Just ask Hillary Clinton, Condi Rice and Oprah!”).
Then there’s the economic angle. One could argue that the icon of the failing Obama economy is the college grad with a worthless degree under his arm and a bed in his mom’s basement.
Time magazine gives us Sandra Fluke, with a bachelor’s degree in (no joke) Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, no marketable skills, and still on the academic track, living on the largess of others.
Update: Dennis Miller says, "I think she'll only accept the cover if they'll agree to comp her subscription. ... She would be a perfect Time magazine person of year. Nobody more represents current-day America to me than Sandra Fluke."