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Akin: McCaskill Was Much More 'Ladylike' In 2006

Apparently Rep. Legitimate-Rape Akin hasn't learned that he should keep his yap shut when it comes to anything involving women-- Todd Akin: Claire McCaskill Was Much More 'Ladylike' In 2006: Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin (Mo.) told
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Apparently Rep. Legitimate-Rape Akin hasn't learned that he should keep his yap shut when it comes to anything involving women-- Todd Akin: Claire McCaskill Was Much More 'Ladylike' In 2006:

Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin (Mo.) told reporters on Thursday that his opponent, Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, was much more "ladylike" in her 2006 campaign against Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) than she is in her campaign against Akin.

McCaskill “had a confidence and was very much more sort of ladylike,” Akin told a Bloomberg reporter at a stop on his "Common Sense" bus tour in Jefferson City, Mo. “In the debate we had Friday, she came out swinging, and I think that’s because she was threatened." [...]

UPDATE: 4:35 p.m. -- Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) called on the Republican Party to denounce Akin’s remark about McCaskill and revoke its support for the GOP Senate candidate.

"Todd Akin is at it again with another comment that's demeaning to women and offensive to all," she said in a statement. "What's truly astonishing is that the national party embraced Todd Akin yesterday and now refuses to repudiate his statement. Unless the national party condemns Todd Akin and his latest comments, every Republican candidate in the country will be held accountable for their support of Akin's beliefs and sentiments."

And the GOP had this response -- Republicans On Akin’s Latest Flap: We’re Not Touching That One:

National Republicans are keeping a steely distance from Missouri Senate nominee Todd Akin once more after he said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) wasn’t “ladylike” in their last debate.

“Decline to comment,” said a spokesperson for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

“I think it’s best if the NRSC weighs in on these questions because we’re so focused on the presidential,” an RNC spokesperson said.

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