Herman Cain seems to be making more quips that haven't gone over that well recently, including his latest stab at humor by joking about Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas' sexual harassment accuser Anita Hill endorsing him. In a campaign stop in Michigan, the The New York Times informs from a Fox News video clip, a supporter mentioned Hill's name to which Cain made the joke, to laughter, "Is she going to endorse me?" Cain is, of course, getting media scrutiny about these remarks since he's been addressing the multiple sexual harassment accusations against him for a few weeks.
When The Times asked for a comment on the Hill remark, Cain's spokesperson, J.D. Gordon, responded the same way he and other campaign officials must be doing a lot lately: "it was a joke," the newspaper quoted him saying. In just the last day or so, jokes included a poorly worded pun about beating Obama "with a Cain" and calling House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi "Princess Nancy" during the GOP debate.
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