Sometimes I think if I just close my eyes the stupid antics of the GOP will just go away. And they would, if only they didn’t talk. That’s what’s got Herman Cain into trouble, both talking and of course the not-talking. Victim number one and two surface, and Herman says “I don’t know anything about this.” Victim three shows up, represented by counsel and Herman says “I’m not going to talk about this anymore.” Victim four shows up, in person, represented by one of the toughest attorneys in the country for this kind of thing and Herman says, “ We are taking this head on, there’s not an ounce of truth in all these allegations.”
Well, we can’t wait, Herm-y. We’re all ears. Here you go “Problem solver,” turn this into Pizza. While accusations fly about who leaked this to the press, was it Rick Perry’s campaign? Was it Rahm Emanuel? No one seems to be asking “Who the hell vetted this guy?” I guess the whole “Have you ever been accused of sexual harassment, multiple times” question just isn’t on the candidate sign-up sheet.
There are lots of reasons Herman Cain shouldn’t be closer to the White House than a postcard picture of the Lincoln bedroom, or thinking again, how about a nice shot from across the street? But, we are all snake fascinated by the “sex scandal” instead. Except, as it looks so far, Herman was better at getting the “breeze” than the girl.
Herman has a tough road to hoe here, and it won’t be a quick death either as the SanFrancisco Chronicle quoted a senior Vice President from a crisis management firm saying “…it’s a death of a thousand cuts. He’s going to die from excessive bleeding.” It will be a long loud death, too. When the crisis management people say stuff like that, it’s time to fire up the chipper and dive in.
With the GOP’s continued intransigence on supporting Mitt Romney, the incidents like a giggling, giddy Rick Perry in New Hampshire just keep piling up. Can anyone say “time to circle the wagons!”, please? What is the problem with Mitt anyway? He’s nice looking. He wears a suit well. So what if he doesn’t have a consistent stand on anything? He’s the poster boy for the 1%, isn’t that enough? He’ll pretty much say whatever you want, so write the script already.
We’ve got a lot of firepower on spin cycle here, but for the party who always marches in the same direction there’s a lot of strays about. We have Rush Limbaugh disgusting every woman in the country with his slurping rendition of the fourth accuser’s name, “Buy-a-Lick.” We’ve got the New York post calling her out as a “shameless gold digger.” And Faux news contributor Dick Morris just had to chime in about the single mother from Chicago with “I look forward to her spread in Playboy.”
Really, guys? Could you sound a little more like more like a bunch of idiot cavemen in the garage drinking beer all afternoon? Just keep pounding those nails in boys, that coffin will be real tight soon enough.
We are just all over this campaign thing, aren’t we? Oh, and nice job making sure the Tea Party-ers announced they haven’t picked their candidate yet. No kidding, I’d be afraid to put my hand in that snake pit too. When you can make Congress look good, it’s time to start bailing boys.
So What’s Obama doing lately? Hmmmm? Nobody knows because we’re blowing it so bad you can’t see the President over the conflagration. I was hoping maybe 2016, now I’m thinking mid-century, with a new face and a name change.
However, I’m sure Congress will think of something to even up the attention gap soon. Time’s running out for the super committee, way up there in the bright lights I’ll bet there’s some thinking going on. Little ideas like “I don’t know if I want to go down in history, failing, no matter what the “Stop Obama” plan is.” We may have a run away committee who don’t want to be “historical idiots.” If you had unprecedented power would you throw it away, or say “Screw Mitch, I’m putting a big letter “C” on my chest, for Count Me In.”
By the way, can’t wait for the part by part votes on the Jobs bill, talk about a death by a thousand cuts. “Right now! Live and in person! Jon Boener pushes granny down the stairs and gives her purse to Exxon!”
Copyright Prentiss Gray 2011