And the Winning Todd Akin Headline Is...


Thanks to the more than 40 readers who submitted entries to our headline contest earlier this month. The poll is now officially closed, the votes tabulated and the winner....

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  • the anonymous commenter with the handle "drcoolcat" who submitted the entry: "Donkey Punch 2012."

    Congratulations Mr. Dr. Coolcat. You collected 29 percent of the popular vote. But you weren't necessarily RFT's favorite. That honor would go to the third and fourth-place finishers in the following list of finalists.
    Finalists, Commenter, Percent of Vote:

    1. "Donkey Punch 2012" by Drcoolcat, 29%
    2. "Democrats Have a Way of Shutting That Whole Thing Down" by Chris Miller (via Facebook), 19%
    3. "The Ass Got What He Deserved, The Donkey Got Lucky" by Jeff354, 18.75%
    4. "Todd Achin'" by Michael Allen (via Facebook), 17%
    5. "Butt Akin, It's a Legitimate Rape" by aarond, 7%

    And the November 8 cover (in animated form) that inspired it all...


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