When I heard Akin, I was totally baffled.  I still am.


Rep. Todd Akin, a tea party candidate challenging incumbent Democratic Senator McCaskill, was asked whether he supports abortion in the case of rape. Quoting Rep. Todd Akin:

People always want to make it into one of those things — well, how do you slice this particularly tough ethical question. First of all, from what I understand from doctors, [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

The LA Times reports the headlines as: Rep. Todd Akin: No pregnancy from ‘legitimate rape’

Yes Missouri, you elected Mr. Akin.

Need I say more!

I like the sign in the background. Seems apropos.