Tuesday, August, 21, 2012
In the wake of Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) appalling remarks about “legitimate rape” Mike Huckabee used his syndicated, rightwing radio program Monday to give the embattled candidate a safe venue to express remorse and us that while rapes are “horrible tragedies,” the crimes had produced many admirable human beings.
A longtime supporter of Todd Akin, Huckabee reeled off a litany of accomplished Americans born of rape:
“Ethel Waters, for example, was the result of a forcible rape. I used to work for James Robison back in the 1970s, he leads a large Christian organization. He was the result of a forcible rape. And so I know it happens, [but] life has come and sometimes, you know, those people are able to do extraordinary things.”
Gee, thanks Mike. I don’t know what all the hoopla is about. I guess rape isn’t so bad after all.