Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! talked with George Engelbach, a former member of the Missouri House of Representatives, at the Republican convention, and asked him his take on the Todd Akin situation. His answer is as ignorant as you would expect, but notice how casually he talks about the “slipping someone a mickey”scenario:
AMY GOODMAN: So what was wrong with what he said? Do you feel that Congressman Akin was unfairly targeted?
GEORGE ENGELBACH: He said what he said, I feel, in a wrong connotation. It’s documented that there is a relatively low conception rate with highly traumatic rapes, rapes that are just brutal. So—
AMY GOODMAN: Is there another kind of rape?
GEORGE ENGELBACH: Certainly.
AMY GOODMAN: What’s the other kind of rape?
GEORGE ENGELBACH: Well, if you’d, for example, rape some girl or lady that was sort of inebriated, maybe a little bit high on drugs or something like that, that’s going on all the time, “slip a Mickey,” as we call it. When I grew up, we called them “slipped somebody a Mickey.” And, you know, it’s non—it’s not consensual, and it still happens. And that’s the rape that is really hard to prove, many times, but—
AMY GOODMAN: But is it still rape?
GEORGE ENGELBACH: Yes.
AMY GOODMAN: So, why not say it’s as brutal as any other kind?
GEORGE ENGELBACH: He had a statement that he made, and I’m not defending that. I’m saying I forgive him. And if—I’m not here to really talk about his rape. I’m here to make it enjoyable for everyone at the convention and to get some enjoyment myself, and sometimes hear what somebody else has to say.
The video (watch the sick smirk):
So how should we classify this guy’s take on things; sometimes rape is just a sport?