Today's scene from the ongoing Christopher Buckley novel that is Herman Cain's presidential nomination campaign, via Business Insider. (Be sure to note the perfect slow zoom out by the C-SPAN cameraman):
Cain was speaking at the National Press Club to address Politico's report (noted in today's Morning Links) that two women complained about "sexually suggestive" behavior by Cain while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association. Cain admits the charges were made, but claims he was "falsely accused."*
*No scare quotes intended; the quotes are there because "falsely accused" is the phrase Cain used. Full quote as reported by Politico: "While at the restaurant association, I was accused of sexual harassment. Falsely accused, I might add. I was falsely accused of sexual harassment, and when the charges were brought, as the leader of the organization, I recused myself and allowed my general counsel and human resource officer to handle it."