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Monday, November 7, 2011

Oh my! Mr Cain! That tickles!

I’m not necessarily a Herman Cain fan (see my comment here) but did anyone notice anything odd about the latest Cain accuser’s account of the incident?

She said

he suddenly reached over and he put his hand on my leg under my skirt and reached for my genitals. He also grabbed my head and brought it toward his crotch. I was very, very surprised and very shocked.

Now most news outlets left it at that which is quite a shocking statement.

But the way she described her own reaction perplexed me and was left out of many news wire accounts

I said: ‘What are you doing? You know I have a boyfriend. This isn't what I came here for

This is a little stunning. She described his actions as something that is not just harassment but sexual assault/rape and her reaction is not “Hey perv! Get the *#$@ off me!!!!” It’s a more subdued “Hey you know I’m not available. Besides that’s not why I’m here”

and then

I told my boyfriend Mr. Cain had been very sexually inappropriate with me

I’m sorry, randomly trying to grab someone’s lady bits is more than “inappropriate.” In fact it is well beyond “very inappropriate.” Its criminal.

Now I really have no idea what went on in that room 14 years ago, but when the alleged victim describes her own reaction as so disproportionate to the description of the crime something is amiss. Either the instigating event or the response is off. The question is which one?

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