President Barack Obama phoned Georgetown University Sandra Fluke after top-rated conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh (who is the de facto leader of the Republican Party in many ways) called her a slut to thank her for her support and say her parents must be proud of her:

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UPDATE:Limbaugh has responded in a way that almost says, I dare you to touch me I dare Republicans to really put distance between you and me. And he’s correct: he likely is untouchable (makes $$$) and is almost a de facto leader of the GOP:

After learning of the president’s phone call during his radio show today, a day after he chided Fluke over her sex life, Limbaugh made a kissing noise with his lips and mocked Obama.

“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.”

So this is our political discussion? And this is entertainment? Aimed at a young woman?

JOE GANDELMAN, Editor-In-Chief
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