A reader writes:
The most despicable thing to me about Herman Cain – other than that he's Herman Cain – is that he put his wife on TV. How much Gloria knew or didn't know, how much she went along with or privately grieved over, we'll likely never know. But we do know that that man put that woman on TV to defend his reputation. The mother of his children. And she backed out of the TV appearance the first time, obviously not wanting to do it.
Of all the things that these serial philanderers do that makes me queasy, it's when they shield themselves with their wife or force her to stand alongside them sharing their disgrace while the cameras click. It's loathsome.
Oh and by the way, the statement from his lawyer- "The public's right to know and the media's right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one's bedroom door" – is pretty despicable in its own right. I agree that that's the way it should be, but it's pretty hard to stomach considering that Herman is with the party that does everything but park their slippers in other people's bedrooms so they can dictate what goes on there. Since when do Republicans believe in privacy?