Akins has said everything you suggested & more. But led by the anorexic know-it-all w/ the bleach-blonde hair & the cavernous mouth, the weak-as-water shivering-in-their-moccasins Republicans have assembled, pitch forks & torches at the ready, to heave the monster over the cliff. This, says she & her ilk, is necessary b/c of the national ticket. (Insert obscenity here). Akin should apologize. Period. EVERYONE misspeaks sometimes. Everyone is entitled to explain. Man-up. Show some bleeps.