Archive for November 9, 2011

Does Anyone Care About the Groping

Posted: November 9, 2011 in Politics

Herman Cain has been accused by several women of groping them.  And yet, his poll numbers and campaign contributions have risen since these stories surfaced.  I find that fascinating and it leads me to wonder if the reasons behind it are any of the following:

  • After what everyone goes through at airport security and the TSA we no longer consider groping to be that big of a deal.
  • We have grown suspicious of women who out of no where shows up on the scene when fame and notoriety are possibilities.
  • Gloria Allred is now involved. *increase cynicism and media circus*
  • No one knows how to adjudicate a “he said” / “she said” situation so we just ignore it in exasperation.
  • The economy is so bad that if a candidate can get us out of this crisis, we don’t care if he groped a few women 15 years ago.
We were talking about it at lunch and I joked that I wonder what would happen to this story if Herman Cain would have responded to these allegations with:  “H*#% yes I groped her!  15 years ago she was hot.  So, I saw something I wanted,  I went for it, and I took a chance.  And that’s the same kind of go-get-em leadership you can expect from Herman Cain in the White House!”
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