08/21/2012 01:00 pm ET Updated Aug 21, 2012

Shawn Mitchell: Avoid 'Explosive Boners;' Colorado Senator Offers Todd Akin Advice After 'Legitimate Rape' Remark

From his Facebook page, Colorado Sen. Shawn Mitchell (R-Broomfield) has advised GOP U.S. Senate candiate Todd Akin to avoid "explosive boners" regarding Akin's recent remark that "legitimate rape" victims rarely get pregnant.

ColoradoPols discovered this little gem that Mitchell posted to his Facebook page on Sunday:

A. Every sentient being knows "legitimate" meant "actual" rather than "proper."

B. But the frenzy must proceed, must.

C. Every sentient candidate knows if you're going to address delicate subjects, you darn well better have some thoughts worked out, free of explosive boners like "legitimate."

D. So what if pregnancy rarely results from actual rape, Mr Akin. What about the cases it legitimately does?

To which, the first person to respond to Mitchell's statement posted: "Explosive boners?" Mitchell immediately responded to that writing, "You see what I did there?"

In an interview with KTVI-TV on Sunday, Akin, a GOP Senate nominee, was asked if he supported abortion in the case of rape.

"From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare," said 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. But let's assume maybe that didn't work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist."

Akin won a three-way primary on Aug. 7 for the rights to a November battle against incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). McCaskill was "stunned" by Akin's Sunday comments.

"It is beyond comprehension that someone can be so ignorant about the emotional and physical trauma brought on by rape," McCaskill added in a statement. "The ideas that Todd Akin has expressed about the serious crime of rape and the impact on its victims are offensive."

(H/T Fark)



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