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Akin's Idiocy is Infectious

Ventriloquist Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 3:46 PM
So, some dummie from Missouri says something stupid, and team Obama gets a hall pass on the economy issue? So many distractions, so little substance. Coming to a town near you, the new and improved soup kitchen.

Todd Akin's idiocy appears to be infectious.

The evil genius of the Missouri congressman's comments is that they lend themselves to such broad interpretations -- and misinterpretations.

By now his remarks are familiar, but just in case ...

Akin told a local TV interviewer: "First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare." He continued: "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

My own take is that there's a dual-core of asininity here. First, Akin's formulation makes it sound...