Zing! Last night, reports surfaced that Rep. Akin is contemplating writing a book once he leaves Congress. Twitchy readers will remember Rep. Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments in which he claimed the female body has a way to “shut that whole thing down” (meaning pregnancy). Also impossible to forget? All the ensuing, and seemingly endless, attention the comments received.
Twitter remembers as well. Twitter users of all political stripes swiftly “shut down” the thought of a book with good, old-fashioned and legitimate mockery.
— Jim Roberts (@nytjim) November 26, 2012
— Demetrius Minor (@dminor85) November 26, 2012
— Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) November 26, 2012
— Mark P. (@map408psu) November 26, 2012
Another sign of the impending Mayan apocalypse: Akin May Write a BookWe’re doomed, I say, doomed.bit.ly/10EkO0g
— Blue Girl (@BGinKC) November 26, 2012
— hardknoxfirst (@hardknoxfirst) November 26, 2012
— sqeptiq (@sqeptiq) November 26, 2012
— Juan Bustos (@juanbustos) November 26, 2012
— Kemberlee Kaye (@red_red_head) November 26, 2012
— John Ekdahl, Jr. (@JohnEkdahl) November 26, 2012
And, sales may be shut down before the book is even published, by the looks of it.
— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) November 26, 2012