Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) lost his bid for U.S. Senate, in no small part to comments he made about “legitimate rape,” but he might turn his lemon into lemonade (rufie not included).

In an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch earlier this month, Akin suggested he may try his hand at writing:

Nonetheless, Akin, 65, 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.

“I’ve always believed that if you’re willing to work hard and try to do the right thing, things will work out for you,” Akin said during interviews this week. …

“Maybe I can be the bad guy people want to hire,” he joked.