Monday, August 20, 2012

Divine Detachment

Now he says "I misspoke"

When you're anointed, as Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri seems to think he is, you don't have to sully yourself with feelings, compassion, empathy or even facts. If a woman is raped, then Mother Nature will take care of it. His statement Sunday — "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" — is the best thing to happen to Jon Stewart since Dick Cheney went a spell without a pulse. Get Akin off the Republican ticket for the Senate and send him to summer school.

Imagine Todd Akin administering the rape kit on an episode of Law and Order, SVU:

"Hey, lady, was that a legitimate rape or fake rape?"

"And, by the way, just what were you wearing?"

"Worried about getting pregnant because you're single? Married with kids? A student struggling to make ends meet? Sorry. You nurture that zygote or pray to Mother Nature for a divine intervention."

Enough. I can't believe we're buying health insurance for Todd Akin when people with brains go without.

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