Face it, America, Herman Cain is just not that into you. The GOP presidential candidate’s attorney, Lin Wood, is offering that dismissive sentiment as a defense against new claims that Cain was lying when he said he had never met a woman who claimed that he sexually harassed her.
Our colleagues Krissah Thompson and Aaron C. Davis report that Wood says Cain isn’t lying, even if he had met the woman making the accusations against him, which he says he hasn’t.
See, the trouble is that most people simply aren’t memorable enough to make an impression on a very popular man.
“Herman Cain, over the course of the last 15 years, has probably had dinners and functions with thousands of people,” Wood said. “And while it may be memorable in the minds of some who met him when he was president of the National Restaurant Association, in the real world it may not have been memorable to Mr. Cain.”
Elsewhere, Ezra Klein is daring to pen the words that all of official Washington fears: there may be no turkey with trimmings, family dinners, and football-watching at Thanksgiving this year, if the supercommittee goes into extra innings.
And let’s debate the debates. Our colleague Paul Farhi reports that there may be a more than 26 GOP debates once the shouting’s all over this primary season. He also tells us that these shindigs can cost well over $1 million a pop.
Is that too much talking?