The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


September 17, 2012

Your View: More than a ‘gaffe’

JOPLIN, Mo. — I didn’t get much from Kevin Wilson’s hopelessly vague and wishy-washy column in Sunday’s Globe (“One comment shouldn’t indict entire GOP,” Sept. 9).

However, I did manage to pluck out his description of Todd Akin’s rape comments as a mere “gaffe,” ignoring that Akin’s so-called gaffe was based on the grotesque belief that women can magically ward off pregnancy from a “legitimate rape.” That’s like calling Mitt Romney’s frequent exercises in poor judgment as mere “flip-flops.”

This is one time I must agree with David Humphreys, a leading donor to Republican races, who called Akin “a moron.”

Gerard Attoun


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