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November 9, 2012

Hanna Rosin: Saying crazy things can cost you an election

The only depressing part about Missouri Republican Todd Akin’s loss to Claire McCaskill Tuesday were the tepid emotions expressed in the exit polls. When asked about Akin’s infamous pontification about “legitimate rape” and the female body’s magical ability to shut down pregnancies, Missouri voters reported that “at the very least, they gave the comment some consideration in the voting booth.”

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