Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Squirmin' Herman Denies Affair. His Lawyer Says it was Consensual

"My client was nowhere near the scene of the crime. Besides, it was a case of self-defense."

Another headache for Squirmin' Herman Cain. Now a woman has come forth and publicly stated that she had a 13-year affair with Cain. Actually, Herman broke the news first to the hapless Wolf Blitzer (while adamantly denying it). Daily Caller has the happy story with a link via Mediaite to the Blitzer interview.

So Cain says it ain't so. Meanwhile, Lin Wood, his high-priced lawyer in Atlanta says this:

“Mr. Cain has been informed today that your television station plans to broadcast a story this evening in which a female will make an accusation that she engaged in a 13-year long physical relationship with Mr. Cain. This is not an accusation of harassment in the workplace – this is not an accusation of an assault – which are subject matters of legitimate inquiry to a political candidate.

Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults – a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public’s right to know and the media’s right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one’s bedroom door.

Mr. Cain has alerted his wife to this new accusation and discussed it with her. He has no obligation to discuss these types of accusations publicly with the media and he will not do so even if his principled position is viewed unfavorably by members of the media.”

-Lin Wood (Cain's attorney)

Is that what's called, "covering all your bases"?

It looks like Herman is building up a "graceful" exit by laying the story that he would consider dropping out if all this becomes too much for his family.


Anonymous said...

I found this interesting. Over 175political, civil, student, university, and journalist activists signed a statement that called out the current gov't in Iran.

Couple short exerts:

"The rulers who trampled on the people's legitimate rights during the elections of 2009 and crushed their peaceful protests in blood consider these international threats as a means to recover their domestic legitimacy and to use the threats of a foreign attack to club the liberal Iranian activists harder and harder.

Any way we look at it, in the final analysis, the cause of the current international crisis is the system of the Islamic Republic in general and its extremist wing, which through its miscalculations, will fan the flames of a probable war.

To oppose war, one must target those in the government who create the crises. Now that the consequences of the international economic recession have caught up with the Iranian economy and exacerbated the economic difficulties resulting from the government's mismanagement, no logical position can excuse the fact that the people of Iran, and particularly those who live below the poverty line, were never consulted over the nature and method of the nuclear program and how it was implemented.

This strata of society, which has been so disrespectfully treated, has had to pay the price for the saber-rattling of their prosperous and comfortable rulers!

Thus full and transparent cooperation with the IAEA and a temporary and conditional cessation of uranium enrichment as a confidence-building measure within the NPT framework and an immediate cessation of all military aspects of the nuclear program are one of the central demands of the Iranian people's democratic movement in its pursuit or peace."

I wonder how widespread the thoughts of the statement are in Iran.


Anonymous said...

I meant to post that under the Iran article.