Sadly though, she is. I believe I knew that she was a Republican, but I never would have guessed that she's one of those Republicans. You know, the 'Rush Limbaugh is our God here on Earth, and we will we follow in the examples he sets' type of Republican.
So when Lumbaugh behaved in his typical horribly offensive way regarding Sandra Fluke, Patricia Heaton apparently felt the need to follow suit on her Twitter page.
Comments have since been deleted, but obviously nothing actually disappears from the internet, so we know she said the following:
"Hey GTown Gal: How about only having sex on Wednesday? (Hump day!),"
"Hey G-Town Gal: turn your underwear inside out! Then u only have to do laundry every 2 weeks—saves on detergent & trips to Laundromat!"
"If your parents have to pay for your birth control, maybe they should get a say in who u sleep with. Instant birth control." Source
After people starting calling her out for being an asshole, she closed her Twitter account, removed those posts, and apologized to Fluke. Repeatedly. And @'d her each time. Three of my favorite apologies are:
The first is the classic "but I was just kidding!" non-apology that I hope no one with a brain would ever accept as being genuine.
Her second apology is unintelligible, but such is the way of Twitter I suppose, which is why I don't frequent it much. The third apology is just funny.
This is also funny:
I don't buy the apologies. I loathe when someone behaves in an abhorrent fashion and then apologizes after a surprising (to them) backlash. Fuck that. You said it. You meant it. Own it.
I hate when people attack reproductive rights at all, but I hate it even more when a woman does it.
However, I love that Ms. Fluke didn't acknowledge Heaton at ALL during this idiocy.