Further seeking to boost what was once a low approval rating for the President among women voters, the White House recently contacted Barnard College, an all women’s college in New York City, and requested that Mr. Obama be the speaker at this year's commencement ceremony. The University replied in the affirmative.
The request came in the wake of Obama's recent phone call [i.e. publicity stunt] to Sandra Fluke, a birth control activist, who went on the airwaves, last week, to protest remarks uttered by Rush Limbaugh about a speech she gave before congress in which she demanded that Georgetown health care, her university's health insurance, provide coverage for contraception.
The President's approval ratings among women voters plummeted late last year. But, according to recent polling, his numbers among female voters is now on the rise as he continues to falsely portray the Conservative opposition to contraceptive insurance coverage in misogynistic terms.
Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times, had already been slated to deliver the commencement address at Barnard College. But the university was forced to give Ms. Abramson the boot in order to cater to Mr. Obama's whims and afford him the opportunity to further curry favor with women voters, who, no doubt, will be happy to learn that our macho President has snatched away the honorary address from a woman he apparently deems as voiceless, replaceable and totally dispensable.