This morning I received an automated email from Akin’s office. It got me thinking. By reacting dishonestly in the face of his unscientific and, frankly, uneducated remarks, I stooped to the level of some conservative politicians and radio talk show hosts. Below is a copy of my reply to Rep. Akin’s email:
I sent an email last night regarding your statement on legitimate rape, and rape victims not getting pregnant. In order to get it through to your office, I listed my address as Chesterfield, MO. I was wrong to deceive you and your staff this way, and I apologize. As a member of the Democratic party, I would never resort to subterfuge, except in cases when severely provoked.
Again, my apologies.
Resident of the 1st Congressional District of Maine