With his already public statements reflecting his disrespect for women, the story of Herman Cain’s alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior really isn’t all that surprising.
Remember, this is the same guy who thinks victims of rape and incest should be forced to carry their rapist’s child. This is the same Herman Cain who so devalues women that he thinks their lives should be secondary to that of the embryo or fetus.
Despite his flip-flops, on whether small government applies to women too, it’s pretty clear that Herman Cain is catering the crowd that sees women and nothing more than walking, talking uteri.
This has been a difficult story to write, only because Herman Cain has more versions of the truth about his alleged sexual misconduct than he has varieties of pizza.
When Politico first broke this story, Cain came out with the standard denials about the alleged misconduct and about the hush money.
Herman Cain confirmed Monday evening that he is aware of a payment made to a woman who claims he sexually harassed her while he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association, after denying any knowledge of the case earlier in the day.
If it’s any consolation, Cain’s sincere effort to find the truth has become more challenging since the several versions he offered on Monday.
During an interview with Fox’s Greta Van Susteren, Cain acknowledged that a woman did complain about him. According to a transcript published by Byron York:
“I can’t even remember her name, but I do remember the formal allegation she made in terms of sexual harassment,” Cain said. “I turned it over to my general counsel and one of the ladies that worked for me, the woman in charge of human resources. They did investigate…and it was found to be baseless.”
Of course, you know that Herman Cain is in a bad place when Ann Coulter comes out to defend him with such charming observations like: “our blacks are better than your blacks.” It’s one of many obvious signs that there is something amiss when Donald Trump comes out of his toupee to divert attention from Cain’s misconduct.
When politico reported the hush money paid to a targets (at least the ones we know about so far) of Cain’s special brand of charm, Cain denied it was hush money. The first version of Mr. Cain’s truth was that this was severance pay, roughly two to three months’ salary.
Well now we learn that two women were paid more than a couple of months’ salary.
Now Politico reports one of the women was paid $45,000 which is obviously more than two to three months’ severance pay. Link:
The second woman was reported paid $35,000.
It was also more than the payout a second association employee received after complaining about Cain’s behavior. According to The New York Times, the second woman received $35,000 — a year’s pay.
Maybe Mr. Cain should search a little deeper for a convincing version of truth. I hear it’s hiding in Donald Trump’s toupee when it isn’t hiding in Ann Coulter’s Adams apple.
Of course, now that it appears one of the women will be speaking publically about Mr. Cain’s alleged misconduct, it appears that the truth is coming out of hiding.