No, there is no punchline, he is actually thinking seriously about writing a book. And I think we can all agree it will not be what you'd call "legitimate" writing.
Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) returned to Congress after a U.S. Senate campaign "that left him vilified for his verbal missteps and blamed for his role in the Republican Party's dismal showing in the elections," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Though he'll be out of work when the new Congress takes over in January, Akin "is hopeful about what lies ahead. He said he is considering taking advantage of his new fame by writing a book -- something Sen. Claire McCaskill, the victor in his race, also has discussed."
Just another view into the mind of a madman. But it should likely make it that much more clear (as if that's necessary) how we lucked out in finding out his Pincochet-esque views before he became a US Senator.