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Destructive and debilitating affliction, first identified by Jean Carnahan, that comes upon politicians suddenly, causing them to blurt out bizarre but firmly-held beliefs.

Reference to wacky remarks about "legitimate rape" made in 2012 by Missouri U.S. Representative and U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin.
The Mayor must have had an Akinism when he made that speech last night about how secondhand smoke actually cures autism.
by chrisq5835 August 23, 2012

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