Sarah Steelman, Sarah Palin's pick in Missouri's Senate primary race, came in dead last. The state's Republican base had three nearly equally moronic, anti-government nihilists to choose from, and they chose the one nihilistic moron who's not quite so nihilistic or moronic as to refuse his government paycheck from the U.S. House--along with a government retirement package, government-supervised healthcare, an anti-government government staff and government-paid travel--Todd Akin.
So chalk one up for the anti-government crowd. Nice job.
This was a rather fizzled battle of the thumpers. Palin, as noted, backed Steelman, while Mike Huckabee blessed Akin, yet God delivered more than a TKO for 1 Timothy 2:12 (Akin beat Steelman by a punishing seven points). And Akin was one appreciative guy(?):
In a speech to supporters Tuesday night, Akin prominently thanked Huckabee for his efforts, just after offering gratitude to God.
I know. That seems a trifle impious, not to mention rude. One would think Akin would save his last and biggest thanks for the Supreme Deity who made it all possible. But perhaps Akin is as genuinely godly as he is anti-government.
At least Palin's candidate tanked. That's one incontestable blessing.