What the heck is legitimate rape?

Rep. Todd Akin opened his mouth and once again a Republican nut case has taken any meaningful debate of issues out of the media. When asked in an interview on a St. Louis television station about his views on abortion in the cases of rape, Akin, a six-term GOP member of Congress who won his party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate in Missouri, said, “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s (pregnancy from rape) really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

What biology courses did Akin take in college? And what the heck is “legitimate rape?” And how does the woman’s body know the difference?

I agree with Joe Scarborough on this. Mitt Romney has to rein in the nuts in his party and get them to shut up. Romney and Ryan don’t need these distractions as they try to have a meaningful debate on the issues, especially leading up to the Republican National Convention.