Ode to Herman Cain: The Soap Opera Continues

As the made-for-the-internet national soap opera starring Republican Presidential Hopeful Herman Cain drags on, the latest development involves Cain’s former employers, the National Restaurant Association.

The National Restaurant Assn., the trade group at the center of the Herman Cain sexual harassment furor, said it has received a request to allow one of Cain’s accusers to release a public statement detailing her version of events and will respond Friday.

The group was contacted by Joel Bennett, a Washington lawyer who helped negotiate a settlement with the association on behalf of one of two women who complained about Cain’s conduct while he was its president and chief executive. Bennett has been seeking to lift a restriction in the deal that bars his client from talking.

“Our outside counsel was contacted by Mr. Bennett today and was asked to provide a response to a proposed statement by tomorrow afternoon. We are currently reviewing the document, and we plan to respond tomorrow,” said Sue Hensley, a spokeswoman for the association.

Bennett said his client is reluctant to speak publicly about events that occurred while she worked for Cain in the late 1990s, so he has asked the association to instead approve a statement by her for public release.

Cain is not a party to the agreement, Bennett said, meaning that he would only need the consent of the association in order for the statement to be released.

If the Association lifts the agreement, two things will happen.

a.) The woman will sell the rights to her story.

b.) She will be paraded around to every left-leaning television “news” program in existence.

You’ve heard the old saying, “politics makes strange bedfellows”, haven’t you?  Myway.com reports that:

Republican candidate Newt Gingrich is decrying media coverage of the sexual harassment claims against rival Herman Cain and says that Cain’s tax plans deserve more attention.

Gingrich has told WSB radio in Atlanta on Wednesday that he thinks it’s “disgusting” that the news media has started what Gingrich described as a “witch hunt” against Cain. It was revealed this week that Cain’s former employer, the National Restaurant Association, settled in the 1990s with two women who claimed that Cain had sexually harassed them.

A third woman has told The Associated Press that she considered filing a sexual harassment complaint but never did.

Gingrich says Cain is trying to help a country that’s in trouble and has gotten more coverage for what Gingrich termed gossip than for Cain’s tax policies.

Considering Newt’s romantic past, I would say that the man knows what he’s talking about, when he refers to the damage gossip can do.

Let’s assess the Cain boondoggle, shall we?

So far, the only thing we know, is that some women received some money from the National Restaurant Association, and years later, somebody snitched to Politico about it, who are now in the process of using the knowledge in an attempt to bring down the candidacy of a Black Conservative.

This whole,  ludicrous situation inspired me to write some new lyrics to a popular song.  I hope you enjoy it.

Ode to Herman Cain (with apologies to REO Speedwagon)

Politico heard it from a snitch who heard it from a snitch who
Heard it from another that Cain was messin’ around.
They said there was a settlement – a confidential agreement.
And the women walked away with some cash.

But I know Politico
And toward the Left is where their viewpoint goes,
And innuendo is definitely their stock and trade.
But I’m warning you, friend, that it may not be true, friend,
And even if it is, keep this in mind:

You take it with some salt, buddy
And if you want to believe it, buddy
You’re either a Lib or a Moderate.
I don’t believe it, not for a minute
Cain is the man and the Libs have a plan.

They’re coming up with more girls
The rumors are beginning to swirl
They say girls have been hurt, but they won’t say who.
But the stories keep on coming and the headlines keep on running
And they’re trying to put Cain down for the count.

You take it with some salt, buddy
And if you want to believe it, buddy
You’re either a Lib or a Moderate.
I don’t believe it, not for a minute
Cain is the man and the Libs have a plan.

You take it with some salt, buddy
And if you want to believe it, buddy
You’re either a Lib or a Moderate.
I don’t believe it, not for a minute
Cain is the man and the Libs have a plan.

Politico heard it from a snitch who heard it from a snitch who
Heard it from another that Cain was messin’ around.
They said there was a settlement – a confidential agreement
And the women walked away with some cash.

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2 Responses to Ode to Herman Cain: The Soap Opera Continues

  1. dloosend says:

    When does Herman Blame and his convicted criminal campaign manager apologize to the Rick Perry campaign?? Or does he get a free pass due to his Race?????

  2. Barb says:

    Oy…..some people just can’t help it. I am about to crawl under a rock and let freakin Obama win because the side that’s supposed to be against Obama cannot seem to stick together. It will fall apart. It will. Trust me. I guess it’s “my way or I disgrace everyone”. Not to me. I won’t go there. But I will cry when it all falls apart. I will. What a disappointment. JUST F$%#ING STOP, WOULD YOU???????!!!!

    sorry Gene, but enough is enough with these people.