Office of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) (per Todd Akin)

Todd Akin sure has a way with words.

Back in August, it was his “legitimate rape” comment that caught everyone’s attention, and now PolitiMo has this report on Akin’s remarks last Saturday evening:

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin said Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill has fetched expansive government policies “like a dog” during her tenure in Washington.

Akin made the comparison during a fundraising event in Springfield, where he featured support from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, one of the few national Republicans still backing Akin after much of the party establishment distanced themselves from his candidacy following the controversy earlier in the race surrounding his comments about “legitimate rape.”

“She goes to Washington, D.C., it’s a little bit like one of those dogs, ‘fetch,’” he said. “She goes to Washington, D.C., and get all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies and brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri.”

For a guy who was upset that Claire McCaskill was “unladylike” at their first debate, this strikes me as a rather impolite thing to say.

When Akin made his “legitimate rape” comments back in August, he tried to apologize and walk it back as the controversy grew. Will he do the same here, after the audio of his comments gets around?

Well . . . let’s see what Rick Tyler, Akin’s campaign spokesman, had to say this morning: