Even as he is facing his own sexual harassment scandal, Herman Cain was caught on tape Thursday joking about Anita Hill, the college professor who lodged similar accusations against Clarence Thomas decades ago.
The exchange between Mr. Cain and a supporter was caught on tape by a Fox News camera at a campaign stop in Kalamazoo, Mich. It first aired Thursday night on the network’s “Special Report” program.
According to the video, a person in the crowd mentioned Ms. Hill to Mr. Cain, who responded, jokingly, “Is she going to endorse me?” prompting laughter.
The sound is muffled, but I think they say:
UNIDENTIFIED MAN: “Did you hear the latest news today? Anita Hill is going to come [out after you]."
HERMAN CAIN: “Is she going to endorse me?”
The "joke" drew uproarious laughter.
EDITOR'S NOTE: In fairness Cain didn't make the joke - in the comedy world we call what he did a "tag." He's still a schmuck.