You'd think that after "legitimate rape" and "unladylike" (and the fact that the two terms have become so infamous, we don't even have to explain them), plus the new thing about how companies should be "free" to pay women less than men for equal work (watch for "freedom" to join the Akin buzzword list anytime soon!), you'd think Todd Akin wouldn't have a friend left in the world.
Oh, and let's be clear: "friend" here doesn't mean somebody to get a beer with or have a chat with in the barbershop while getting a comb-over. "Friend" means someone who will give you money.
Senator John Cornyn told the Louisville Courier-Journal last week that the Missouri Senatorial race is "unwinnable" for Republicans and he didn't want to be Akin's friend anymore. Lots of people have been saying that, but Cornyn's word means more because he's the chairman of the Republican National Senatorial Committee and the most popular guy on the Republican Senatorial hopeful playground.
But wait! There are still people who want to be Todd Akin's friend! Check this out:
Tom Carpenter, Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates Ryan Bradel, Esquire, Greenberg Traurig, LLP Honorary Hosts Senator Tom Coburn Senator Jim DeMint Senator James Inhofe Senator Lindsey Graham Invite you to join them at a Luncheon for U.S. Representative Todd Akin Republican Nominee for Missouri U.S. Senate Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Eastgate 710 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC Suggested Donations: $2,500--Host $1,000 - PACs $500 - Individual $250 - Young Professionals Todd Akin for US Senate, PO Box 31222, St. Louis, MO 63131
This is not to say the four Senators are putting up $2,500 apiece. (DeMint and Graham are from South Carolina, by the way, and Coburn and Inhofe are from Oklahoma, both very red states with no Democrats to beat them up for being nice to Akin.) They're honorary hosts after all. But the fact that they want to attach their names to an event to raise money for this year's most controversial Senate candidate says...something?
Well, anyway, pinkies up everybody. Todd only wants ladylike ladies and gents at his party.