By Robert Schlesinger
Robert Schlesinger is managing editor for opinion at U.S. News and World Report. He is the author of White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @rschles.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have an early favorite for the Sharron Angle crackpot flame-out award, given to the GOP Senate nominee most likely to cost their party a Senate seat by making public utterances that transcend mere rabid conservatism in favor of the flat-out bizarre. I refer of course to Missouri GOP Rep. Todd Akin and his comment that "legitimate" rape doesn't result in pregnancy.
In case you missed Sunday's Akin firestorm-in case, in other words, you haven't read the news, Twitter, or Facebook-he was on a local St. Louis interview show and was asked about his opposition to abortion in all cases, including rape.
His response, as reported by TPM:
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