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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Herman Cain: Please STFU

Posted By on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Often, they are right
  • Often, they are right
Herman Cain, the Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of Godfather Pizza, joined three GQ staffers for lunch at a fancy DC pizzeria recently. They included correspondent Chris Heath, senior editor Devin Gordon and food critic Alan Richman.

The lunch occurred before the rumors about sexual harassment arose, but we'd already heard his flip-flopping over abortion and gay marriage. Now it turns out that even pizza and the men who eat it are not exempt from his gender bias:

Chris Heath: What can you tell about a man by the type of pizza that he likes?

Herman Cain: [repeats the question aloud, then pauses for a long moment] The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the more manly he is.

Chris Heath: Why is that?

Herman Cain: Because the more manly man is not afraid of abundance. [laughs]

Devin Gordon: Is that purely a meat question?

Herman Cain: A manly man don't want it piled high with vegetables! He would call that a sissy pizza.

It's certainly not his worst remark, but, as Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon opines, it's nonetheless exemplary of his Tourette's-like blathering.

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