Herman Cain Sings -- In Both Ways

Herman Cain Sings -- In Both Ways

Herman Cain Sings -- In Both Ways

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Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Oct. 31 2011 4:43 PM

Herman Cain Sings -- In Both Ways

Part one: Your afternoon work break. Herman Cain sings, in front of at least 30 TV cameras, at the end of his National Press Club speech.

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Part two: According to Byron York's excerpts of tonight's air-clearing Cain interview on Fox News, the candidate is admitting the key details of Politico's story.

Van Susteren asked Cain how often he saw the woman.  "I might see her in the office because her office was on the same floor as my office," Cain said.  Van Susteren asked whether the woman traveled with Cain, who spent a lot of time on the road speaking to restaurant associations around the country.  "No, never," Cain said.
Cain said the woman was "younger than I was," but he could not recall her age.  Pressed, he said, "It would have had to have been late 30s, early 40s."
Van Susteren asked what Cain did that led to the accusation.  There were reportedly more than one accusations in the complaint, but Cain said he recalled just one incident.  "She was in my office one day, and I made a gesture saying -- and I was standing close to her -- and I made a gesture saying you are the same height as my wife.  And I brought my hand up to my chin saying, 'My wife comes up to my chin.'"  At that point, Cain gestured with his flattened palm near his chin.  "And that was put in there [the complaint] as something that made her uncomfortable," Cain said, "something that was in the sexual harassment charge."

Extremely weird, but also ballast for the Politico story.

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.