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McCaskill Says Akin Makes Bachmann Look Like a Hippie After He Calls Her Unladylike

After Akin's latest sexist remarks, she hits him back by saying he makes Michele Bachmann look like a hippie.

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But Akin’s implosion — not to mention the massive amount of national media his collapse has engendered — is, without question, a blow that is felt far beyond the borders of Missouri.

If Republicans come up short on Nov. 6, Akin’s name will be added to an ignominious list that includes the likes of Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle — candidates who cost the GOP not just Senate seats, but a chance at the majority.

Sarah Seltzer is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her work has been published at the Nation, the Christian Science Monitor, Jezebel and the Washington Post. Follow her on Twitter at @sarahmseltzer and find her work at

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