Watch Rachel Maddow on David Letterman: Akin Was "Hand-Picked" Because He'd "Self Destruct"

On last night's Late Show, David Letterman had on Rachel Maddow, and of course the two talked about the big news of the week: Todd Akin and his idiotic remarks about "legitimate rape." Letterman was musing about how he thinks Akin should stay in the race, because "We can handle idiots....Look at me, I've been on the air for 30 years!" As Maddow noted, Claire McCaskill, Akin's Democratic opponent, would be veryhappy for Akin to stay in the race. "In fact he was her hand-picked opponent....She knew he was going to self destruct because he says stuff like this all the time," Maddow said. "He just did it too early."

Watch the segment below.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at August 23, 2012, 7:31am

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