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Woman claims 13-year affair with Cain

By SUSAN WALKER
Capitol Hill Blue Political Writer
November 28, 2011

Ginger White goes public (AFP Photo/Mladen Antonov)

Herman Cain says he did not have sex with that woman…Ginger White.

Wait a second: This scenario has a familiar ring.

Some years back, President Bill Clinton says he didn’t have “sexual relations with that woman…Ms. Lewinsky.”

Turns out he was having some some of relations with the White House intern.

Now GOP presidential contender Cain is issuing another denial about sex from a Georgia businesswoman who went public Monday with claims of a 13-year affair with the former Godfathers Pizza CEO and talk-show wannabe.

“It was fun,” White told Fox5 News in Atlanta. “It was something that took me away from my humdrum life at the time. And it was exciting.”

For Cain, there is more resignation than excitement.

“Here we go again,” Cain told CNN. “I didn’t do anything wrong.”

Cain said his lawyer would answer White’s charges “in detail.”

But attorney Lin Wood did not deny White’s claims. Instead, he issued a carefully-worded statement saying Cain had no obligation to “discuss these types of accusations publicly with the media and he will not do so even if his principled position is viewed unfavorably by members of the media.”

But while Cain was denying an affair, Wood drew a comparison between earlier charges of sexual harassment and what he called “private alleged consensual conduct between adults.”

“Sounds like Herman’s lawyer won’t lie for his client,” a long-time GOP consultant told Capitol Hill Blue.  “I wonder if Ms. White has a semen-stained blue dress in her closet.”

The dress reference comes from a blue-dress that Monica Lewinsky kept and did not clean after one of her oral sex encounters with Clinton.  DNA tests later confirmed a semen stain on the dress came from Clinton and the President later admitted he lied when he claimed no sexual relations with Lewinsky.

White said she met Cain in Louisville, KY in the late 1990s while he was serving as head of the National Restaurant Association.  After drinks he invited her to his hotel room, she said, and the affair began.   Cain, she said, paid for her travel to meet him in places like Palm, Springs, CA, and gave her gifts.

Cain says he knew White and tried to help her financially when she was out of a job.  Public records show White has a long list of judgments filed against her for non-payment of rent.

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10 Responses to Woman claims 13-year affair with Cain

  1. Carl Nemo **==

    November 29, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Why is Cain still in the public eye, a candidate for the Republican nomination?

    Does the man have any shame? He’s one ballsy dude for sure, but seemingly a bit short on common sense and survival instincts. When this debacle is finished, he’ll be lucky to get a job delivering pizzas much less as a CEO of a lemonade stand.

    Candidate Cain…yer done…finished…kaput!

    I feel sorry for the SS guys having to ‘protect’ this human bag of refuse. At least it will be a short detail for them.

    Carl Nemo **==

  2. Hal Brown

    November 29, 2011 at 9:11 am

    From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Cain

    On the face of it he sounds like a viable candidate:

    Herman Cain grew up in Georgia and graduated from Morehouse College in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics.

    Accepted for graduate studies at Purdue University, Cain received a Master of Science in computer science there in 1971, while he also worked full-time as a ballistics analyst for the U.S. Department of the Navy.

    Cain received the 1996 Horatio Alger Award and has received honorary degrees from Creighton University, Johnson & Wales University, Morehouse College, University of Nebraska, New York City Technical College, Purdue University, Suffolk University, and Tougaloo College.

    After completing his master’s degree from Purdue, Cain left the Department of the Navy and began working for The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta as a computer systems analyst. In 1977, he moved to Minneapolis to join Pillsbury, soon becoming director of business analysis in its restaurant and foods group in 1978.

    At age 36, Cain was assigned in the 1980s to analyze and manage 400 Burger King stores in the Philadelphia area. At the time, Burger King was a Pillsbury subsidiary. Under Cain, his region posted strong improvement in three years.

    According to a 1987 account in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Pillsbury’s then-president Win Wallin said, “He was an excellent bet. Herman always seemed to have his act together.” At Burger King, Cain “established the BEAMER program, which taught our employees, mostly teenagers, how to make our patrons smile” by smiling themselves. It was a success: “Within three months of the program’s initiation, the sales trend was moving steadily higher.”

    Cain’s success at Burger King prompted Pillsbury to appoint him president and CEO of another subsidiary, Godfather’s Pizza. On his arrival on April 1, 1986, Cain told employees, “I’m Herman Cain and this ain’t no April Fool’s joke. We are not dead. Our objective is to prove to Pillsbury and everyone else that we will survive.” Godfather’s Pizza was performing poorly, having slipped in ranks of pizza chains from third in 1985 to fifth in 1988. Under Cain’s leadership, Godfather’s closed approximately 200 restaurants and eliminated several thousand jobs, and by doing so returned to profitability. In a leveraged buyout in 1988, Cain, Executive Vice-President and COO Ronald B. Gartlan, and a group of investors bought Godfather’s from Pillsbury.

    Cain served as Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Omaha Branch from January 1, 1989 to December 31, 1991. He became a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1992. He served as deputy chairman from January 1, 1992 to December 31, 1994, and then as its chairman until August 19, 1996, when he resigned to become active in national politics.

    Cain left Godfather’s Pizza in 1996 and moved to Washington, D.C., to become CEO of the National Restaurant Association, a trade group and lobbying organization for the restaurant industry, on whose board of directors he had previously served. Cain’s lobbying work for the Association led to a number of connections to Republican lawmakers and politicians. Under Cain’s leadership, the Association lobbied against increases to the minimum wage, mandatory health care benefits, regulations against smoking, and lowering the blood-alcohol limit that determines whether one is driving under the influence.

    Cain was on the board of directors of several companies, including Aquila, Inc., Nabisco, Whirlpool, Reader’s Digest, and AGCO, Inc.

    He also happens to be a womanizer and serial liar. He’s a narcissist who thrives on the limelight. He does not care, in fact it amuses him, that critics consider him to be a buffoon. He thrives on the adoration of his supporters and the attention from the media. He probably fantasizes about beating the odds and becoming the nominee and debating Obama. He probably dreams about becoming president.

    However he knows that regardless of his political fate, he will have the last laugh because his unlikely rise to prominence has given him fame and has enriched him financially. He knows that if he plays his cards right he can become a Fox News pundit and continue to make millions with speaking engagements and selling his books.

    As for his marriage, my prediction is that once his campaign ends a divorce is likely. I expect his wife has already retained a lawyer. Because they probably don’t have a prenuptial agreement Herman knows he will be taken to the cleaners in the divorce.

    Losing half his fortune to his wife may be part of the impetus to positioning himself to make some of it back after the divorce. However I think fame is more important to him than fortune.

    • Carl Nemo **==

      November 29, 2011 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks for Cain’s bio and the spot-on psych profiling on this guy Hal.

      “However I think fame is more important to him than fortune.” …extract from post

      The question is: will it be fame or infamy that will facilitate him making a buck or two post his exit from the political arena? Oh, I forgot, in our tabloid-brained society infamy sells better than fame in these seeming end times for the Republic.

      ***

      Thankyou Mr. Cain for wasting our precious end of days moments while you engage us with your self-aggrandizing narcissistic behavior. / : |

      ***

      Carl Nemo **==

  3. Hal Brown

    November 29, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Fame or infamy, good point Carl… but I doubt it matters to Cain since he lives in the United States where we don’t execute our infamous politicians. I’m sure he’d be delighted to end up as infamous as Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh as long as he has enough halfwits to worship every utterance.

    Saddam, Osama and Muammar don’t have their talk shows on Al Jazeera.

  4. Rick

    November 29, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Cain is really simple to understand. Back about 40 years ago a few of the boys would go out. We had a co worker who was an attractive guy but nothing special but his approach was interesting. He’d ask a woman to dance. Have a conversation. Buy a drink. Maybe a 20 minute investment. Then another dance and he’d say “Lets go out and f**k.” Almost every night he walked out the door with someone. Of course he’d also get slapped, drinks tossed at him and so on. He just passed it off as “The price of doing business.” His goal was simple – to get laid.

    Cain uses the same classless approach. It is like WalMart – volume and lack of quality. Find the low esteem or someone who is curious about a bad boy and maybe someone who is perceived as powerless and go for it. Ask enough and it works. Now some come out with their stories. The 13 year affair is a slam dunk smoking gun IMO. This woman is quite believable.

    • Carl Nemo **==

      November 29, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks Rick for you analysis concerning the likes of Cain concerning his operational m.o. Between you and Hal, you’d make good FBI profilers. : )

      Oops, I forgot this guy warrants Secret Service protection simply because he’s an aspiring crimpol on the make and in the future no doubt on the take.

      Carl Nemo **==

      • Carl Nemo **==

        November 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm

        Re: first paragraph

        “you analysis”

        typo should read:

        “your analysis”

        My apologies.

        Carl Nemo **==

  5. Danny Adams

    November 29, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    The Internet scuttlebutt is that Cain will drop out of the race tomorrow. *Shrug* We’ll see.

  6. woody188

    November 30, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Certainly has been one heck of a book tour. Just think, if he hadn’t thrown his hat in the Presidential ring, the book would have come out and people would say, “Herman who?”

    He’s no Wilt Chamberlain.

  7. Almandine

    November 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    It’s a damn shame this kind of crap eats up the bandwidth when there is so much of greater significance to be concerned with. E.g., Senate bill 1867, which passed the Senate today.

    http://ppjg.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/s-1867-hunting-americans/