Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) stole the political spotlight and became the focus of the election conversation this week when he said in an interview with a St. Louis news station that in cases of “legitimate rape,” a woman’s body could “shut that whole thing down” and avoid becoming pregnant.

She The People’s Mary Curtis, Suzi Parker and Diana Reese talked about the fallout from Akin’s comments, and whether or not he can still compete with Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) in their November Senate race on a Google Hangout on Thursday.

We also talked about Suzi’s piece on Prince Harry’s Vegas antics and Mary’s tribute to Phyllis Diller, who died earlier this week.