Monday, 20 August 2012

Did he really just say that?

>A member of Congress has thoughts about abortion

Engage brain, think about it again, open mouth then speak.

U.S. Representative Todd Akin has just been reminded exactly how important the order of that string of steps is. In speaking about his moral outlook on abortion in cases of rape he said -"It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that is really rare," Akin said of pregnancy caused by rape. "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down," Akin said.

Legitimate rape, what an interesting thought. Did you mean to suggest that there are reasons to rape or be raped or were you trying to suggest that not every woman can legitimately claim they were raped? Which was it Mr. Akin? You know, looking at both of those possibilities you would have been much better off keeping your mouth shut.

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool then to speak and remove all doubt"

1 comment:

  1. I guess his mouth is big enough to accommodate both of his feet. Talking with radio talk show host Mike Huckabee, Todd Akins had this to say

    So Huckabee gave Akin a chance to apologize for the comment, and he did -- he said something that was "wrong," and hurtful to rape victims. Good so far. But right after that, Huckabee prodded Akin to define what he meant by "legitimate." Did he mean "forcible"?

    Yes, said Akin. "I was talking about forcible rape," he said. "I used the wrong word."

    I wonder how many appendages he is going to insert before he humiliates himself enough