The late night comics are having a field day again. Now, it seems that a woman has come forth, claiming that she has been having a 13 year affair with Herman Cain. She claims that sex with the presidential candidate only stopped shortly before he announced for president earlier this year, but their emotional relationship still continues. Ginger White, an Atlanta housewife claimed that she met Herman Cain in the 1990’s and he spent freely on her, buying her lavish gifts. For his part, once again, as usual, Herman Cain is denying things. Only a few days, Herman Cain denied that he paid out cash settlements to some women whom he was said to sexually harass. Then, he later changed his story on FOX News and acknowledged the cash payouts.
This is only the latest problem to hit his presidential campaign, which is now rapidly sagging in the polls as “family values” voters in the Republican Party are beginning to turn from Cain toward other more serious candidates as Cain becomes the butt of late night humor and jokes.
This also marks another presidential candidate making the news for the wrong reasons. Michele Bachmann made news the last few days for complaining about a few notes from the song, “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” being used to her introduce to an interview on Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show. Then, Bachmann was caught misrepresenting the immigration policy of fellow candidate, Newt Gingrich on FOX & FRIENDS over the weekend.
Sex scandals seem tailor-made for late night humor. Bill Clinton provided David Letterman literally hundreds of jokes, for example. For the late night comic, sex scandals are the gift that keeps on giving.