It took mere minutes for Sen. Bill Stouffer's campaign to forward the article to political reporters around the state -- HEADLINE BLARING: "Ike Skelton Caught Swearing On Floor of House."
*Sounds like IKE is now ready for his nationwide tour*
"Ike Skelton owes Todd Akin and the residents of the 4th district an apology for his insensitive and mean-spirited outburst on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Representative Akin was simply expressing a sentiment that many Missourians share, yet he was subject to a verbal assault from Skelton," said Missouri GOP Executive Director Lloyd Smith.
THIS AFTERNOON: Skelton told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he woud apologize to Akin if he felt offended by the remark.
"During heated debate, unfortunate things are said. And that’s what happened. Period," Skelton said.