I believe that there were three important things that happened in November. One was the revelation of Herman Cain's multitudinous affairs with congressional vegetables. The second was the NBC Nightly News being interrupted by the incessant ear-splitting shriek of Ann Coulter. And the third was definitely definitely definitely the complete and utter implosion of Rick Perry's presidential campaign.
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Scientists at MIT have apparently finished deciphering Donald Trump's abstruse rant against Jon Stewart from the other day, and it appears that, yes, he was in fact accusing him of racism. Can't imagine how Stewart can possibly attempt a response to accusations so devastating, but he gives it a shot…
Coverage continues with the facts concerning Herman Cain's harassment allegation issues after the jump.
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Former pizza executive and high-concept performance artist Herman Cain has now gone through the three stages of the political upstart.
First they ignore you. Then they mock your policy proposals and weird campaign advertisements. Then… they commit acts of journalism and conduct an investigation of your service as head of a major trade group?
During Herman Cain's tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to Politico.
The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association.
One plausible reaction to these allegations is to suggest that, difficult as it may be to believe, a former executive of a second-tier pizza chain might yet fall short of becoming the 45th President of the United States. Alternatively, if you're Red State editor Erick Erickson, these allegations can mean only thing: Herman Cain is a serious, legitimate candidate for the nation's highest office…
Hours after the Politico’s Roger Simon accused the GOP of being racist, the Politico begins a sincere effort to destroy the black guy running to be the GOP's Presidential nominee. The opposition dump on Herman Cain has begun in earnest… It means for certain that Herman Cain's lead in the polling is real — very, very real. People are taking him seriously.
But just why are journalistic guns being trained on Cain? Is it the aforementioned rise in the polls, which include Cain leading Rick Perry in the latter's home state of Texas? Not quite, according to Ann Coulter, who explains: "Liberals are terrified of Herman Cain… He is a strong, conservative black man… They are terrified of strong, conservative black men." But that's Coulter. Surely Cain can do better, especially with coaching from campaign aide J.D. Gordon, who honed his spin techniques as principal spokesman for the detention center at Guantanamo Bay…
[Cain] was then asked, "Have you ever been accused, sir, in your life of harassment by a woman?"
He breathed audibly, glared at the reporter and stayed silent for several seconds. After the question was repeated three times, he responded by asking the reporter, "Have you ever been accused of sexual harassment?"
Wow. Who would have thought the pizza guy could be so creepy?
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After a brief delay during which the US Supreme Court considered a stay, Troy Davis was executed by the state of Georgia at 11:08 last night. Davis, who was convicted of murdering a Savannah police officer 22 years ago, maintained his innocence to the end — a claim made credible made by a lack of physical evidence and the recantation of seven prosecution witnesses.
With hundreds of thousands of activists pleading for clemency, the outcome was in doubt even as the clock crept past the scheduled hour for Davis's execution…
The appeal to the Supreme Court was one of several last-ditch efforts by Mr. Davis on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, an official with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said that the vote by the Georgia parole board to deny clemency to Mr. Davis was so close that he hoped there might be a chance to save him from execution.
The official, Edward O. DuBose, president of the Georgia chapter, said the group had "very reliable information from the board members directly that the board was split 3 to 2 on whether to grant clemency."
In such a controversial case, who could Americans turns to for an exegesis of the evidence and a moral examination of whether it's appropriate for man's life to hinge on a 3 to 2 vote? Ladies and gentlemen, Ann Coulter…
Oh, no! Someone's hacked into Coulter's Twitter account and impersonated a hyena cackling out morally questionable drivel! Luckily, the real Ann Coulter soon returned…
Oh… oh. Learning that this wasn't a parody account made me depressed enough that I thought about getting help from Rainbow Medical Associates and CorrectHealth, Inc., which sound like the kind of organizations that could help with my anguish. Unfortunately, they were busy helping the Georgia Department of Corrections provide execution services. A whole rainbow of execution services.
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