September 29, 2012

Obama Campaign: Birth Control Costs $18,000; Press Doesn’t Expose to Deserved Ridicule

If anything as embarrassing as what follows occurred at a Republican presidential contender’s website, including the follow-up ridicule by the opposition, the press would never be able to resist covering it.

A mythical (I hope) ecard created at the Obama-Biden campaign site call purports to be from a daughter to her mother, and asks about the most ridiculous question you can imagine.

Here it is:


I have no idea how the Obama campaign came up with $18,000.

As I noted over six months ago in March, $9, 28-day supplies of birth control pills can be had at Target (which now appears to be down to $4), Walmart, and in the Midwest, Kroger (Kroger link no longer works).

Howard Portnoy at Hot Air’s Green Room notes that it would take 166 years to burn through that $18,000 at $9 a month — so I’ll quibble and note that there are 13 four-week periods in a year, and that it would take 154 years to burn through that 18 grand at $117 per year.

Some snide answers to the daughter’s plea for $18,000 can be found here (HT Ed Driscoll at Instpundit).

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