November 02, 2011


... when considering the Cain "sexual harassment" controversy, courtesy of Insty: There's a group out there called JournoList who "got together and talked about how to bury stories that hurt Democrats and push stories that hurt Republicans." Here's the complete list of the group.

Nevertheless, while obviously I believe the mainstream media has a preposterously brutal double standard when it comes to political scandals (particularly those involving sexual inpropriety), Herman Cain more and more demonstrates that he really ain't up to the job. I've previously opined on his absurd comments regarding Muslims, and now we read this:

JUDY WOODRUFF: Do you view China as a potential military threat to the United States?

HERMAN CAIN: I do view China as a potential military threat to the United States... we already have superiority in terms of our military capability, and I plan to get away from making cutting our defense a priority and make investing in our military capability a priority, going back to my statement: peace through strength and clarity. So yes they're a military threat. They've indicated that they're trying to develop nuclear capability and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have. So yes, we have to consider them a military threat.

Dude -- the Chinese have had nukes since 1964. Regrettably, Ace -- to whom the hat tip goes for this story -- also doesn't know when China first tested a nuke, saying "For what it's worth, super-smart media genius Judy Woodruff seems to have not known China's been a nuclear power since the late 50s, too."

Close, but no cigar.

UPDATE: Ace has since added an update; it seems Cain misspoke (again), especially since he wrote about China and nuclear weapons in 2005. More here.

Posted by Hube at November 2, 2011 06:21 PM | TrackBack

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The context of Cain's statement seems to be that the Chinese are trying to develop nuclear aircraft carriers, something they don't yet have.

Posted by: Darren at November 5, 2011 01:10 PM