The Republicans' Response To Betty Anne McCaskill's Death

A rare individual who happens to subscribe to both the Akin and McCaskill e-mail lists and who also happens to be a friend of Riverfront Times sent us this screenshot of her in-box today:

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Akin himself issued the following statement last night:

"Lulli and I want to express our deepest condolences to Claire McCaskill and her family," said Todd Akin. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole McCaskill family right now."

Even though Akin's thoughts are with McCaskill, the rest of his party's are, apparently, still on fundraising.

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JamesMadison topcommenter

oh, I get it. Someone's mother dies, and the entire world must stop to mourn. Akin showed his respect, but you cannot expect the world to stop and mourn for three days. Sorry the living must continue to live. I'm certain the RFT would cease its publication for three days if Todd Akin's pet gold fish passed away, but that is your choice. Not everyone knew the woman. Live continues. A wise man once said, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead." There are times to stop to mourn, and there are times to keep living.

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