I don’t know about you, but I thought Todd Akin was a country singer — one of those dudes who wear cowboys hats everywhere including the shower and whose voices warble and twang like my hamstrings after five grueling sets with Serena Williams.
It turns out that Akin actually is congressman from Missouri who never will have a second career as an ob/gyn specialist. Evidently female biology is as foreign to him as common sense.
He also now is a hot potato to fellow Republicans who want no part of juggling him.
Mitt Romney is calling on Akin to step aside in the Missouri Senate race but Akin is a defiant leper. He insists he will carry on in facing Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill for a seat that Republicans hope will help them gain majority control in the Senate.
Akin, a six-term House member, has been under fire since saying Sunday that pregnancy could be prevented in the case of “legitimate rape” because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
I have my sincere doubts that rape ever is legitimate, so that phrase alone makes me wonder if Akin’s moral compass vibrates around like a jittery molecule. As for his ignorance about the female reproductive system, it’s obvious he didn’t grow up reading Playboy.