Missouri senator Claire McCaskill appeared on Morning Joe this morning to find the show’s hosts in a Friday sort of mood — they made fun of rival candidate Todd Akin having called her a “wildcat” by playing a clip of Meet the Parents star Owen Wilson, in character, referring to a woman as a “tomcat.” Rawr, etc.
McCaskill said she didn’t quite know why Akin also referred to her as not being as “ladylike” as she had been in 2006, guessing that he simply hadn’t been prepared to debate her and so fell back on calling her “mean.”
Mika Brzezinski then submitted that Akin is “not really, truly manly” and “he is not a man,” because real men would have a better understanding of women’s bodies and what rape means.
Later, McCaskill said that Akin’s beliefs “make Michele Bachmann look like a hippie,” placing herself more in the middle of the political spectrum and that President Obama might say that she’s “a real pain” rather than the sycophant Akin made her out to be.
Have a look, courtesy of MSNBC:
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