Former President George W. Bush advisor and soccer mom Karen Hughes has threatened to "cut the tongue out" of any Republican who talks about rape in an op-ed for Politico.com.
Republican Rep. Todd Aiken of Missouri and Republican Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock both made dismissive and strange statements about rape during their 2012 races -- and both lost last Tuesday.
Hughes is a savvy political advisor who famously stonewalled reporters when asked about President Bush's missing time in the National Guard with "I'll get back to you on that," but never did for eight years.
Hughes writes in Politco.com:
Finally, the Republican Party has to set a tone that is more respectful, positive and inclusive. The immigration rhetoric that came out of the Republican primary seemed harsh, unwelcoming and offputting to many minority voters...
...And if another Republican man says anything about rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime, I want to personally cut out his tongue. The college-age daughters of many of my friends voted for Obama because they were completely turned off by Neanderthal comments like the suggestion of “legitimate rape.”