"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.