COLUMBIA — Todd Akin embarrassed the entire state of Missouri twice this week. Once with his stupid comments to the press on Sunday about rape and, secondly, with his egotistical refusal to step aside so the Republican party could select someone who can effectively argue for overturning Roe v. Wade.
Rep. Akin can no longer do so because he has lost all credibility. When he says it is all about principles, it seems to be a smokescreen for the truth — it is actually all about his own political ambition.
Steven Staker is a Columbia resident.