The Many Crises of Herman Cain: The list is still growing! Today I added more Cain Controversies to The Snob's running tally!
The Foot: Herman Cain keeps saying he never harassed anyone ever. One lady takes him up on that challenge and says she was harassed, hires super attorney of scored women Gloria Allred.
The Moment When Foot Entered Mouth: Cain, who repeatedly said he was "done" talking about the sexual harassment scandal has to take back what he said and directly address the scandal, yet again. He holds a press conference. Hires a dueling celebrity attorney. Tries to shut this shit down.
Ultimate Foot Fatality: Cain, before giving a somewhat serious and earnest press conference batting down the allegations, goes on Jimmy Kimmel Live and jokes of Gloria Allred, "I can’t think of anything that I would hire her to do.” Critics say this has an odd sexual undertone that totally creeps them out.
Cain's Response: *Crickets* since everyone hates Gloria Allred.
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21) Koch Brothers + Herman Cain = Koch-aine
The Foot: Herman Cain calls ultra-conservative bags o' money, the Koch Brothers, his "brothers from another mother." This is hilarious to some, disturbing to others. Especially since Cain may have broken campaign finance laws in working with them.
The Moment When Foot Entered Mouth: His unabashed promotion of his relationship with the Koch Brothers.
Cain's Response: Cain still loves those Kochs since Koch-aine is a helluva a drug.
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The Foot: More and more women keep insisting on coming forward to say Herman Cain sexually harassed them, with one even calling Cain a "monster." Cain has a press conference of his own where he's defiant, claiming he's never met public accuser #1 and only made a comment about public accuser #2's height.
The Moment When Foot Entered Mouth: During the press conference Cain says: "I have never acted inappropriately with anyone, period. The charges and the accusations I absolutely reject: They simply didn't happen. They simply did not happen."
Ultimate Foot Fatality: By giving himself no wiggle room he is now daring more people to come forward to prove him wrong.
Cain's Response: A fifth "accuser" emerges. Cain Accuser #2 suggests she get together with the other ladies to form Sexual Harassment Accuser Voltron and force Cain to admit he's an old, dirty bastard.
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23) Princess Nancy
The Foot: During the CNBC Republican debate Herman Cain refers to former House Speaker and Democratic leader in the House, Nancy Pelosi, as "Princess Nancy." One of Cain's many "jokes," critics complain calling Rep. Pelosi a "princess" smacks of sexist insensitivity, not helping his growing rep as a lady harasser.
The Moment When Foot Entered Mouth: When he called Pelosi a princess.
Ultimate Foot Fatality: Even GOPers are offended at the Pelosi diss. Republican strategist Steve Schmidt says Cain showed the speaker "contempt" when "she earned that title." Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino tweeted, "Ay yi yi, former Speaker Pelosi called a princess in the debate? Not fair. We may disagree on policy, but she earned the Speaker title."
What is the world coming to when a Republican candidate can't throw some casual sexismat the former Speaker of the House of whom most GOPers loathe? God. It's like people just want Herman Cain to get the hell out this race or something!
Cain's Response: He regrets it. "That was a statement that I probably should not have made," Cain said.
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