Like sands through the hour glass, these are the Cains of our lives.
A fifth woman, former USAID worker Donna Donella, has come forward and claimed that after Herman Cain gave a speech in Egypt in 2002, Cain asked her to ask some other woman (an audience member) to have dinner with him. (Presumably, he did not ask Donella to pass a note to the audience member, asking “Do you like me? Check the box — ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ No ‘maybe so’!”)
When Donella declined to play matchmaker, Cain asked Donella out to dinner. (If at first you don’t succeed, try again, eh Hermy?) When Donella declined, two other women jumped in and defused the situation by suggesting they all have dinner with Cain… together. In response, Cain probably flashed his creepy grin, thrilled that he was going to tap all those asses at once. Sadly for Cain, no asses were tapped that night (that we know of).
The worker – 40-year-old Donna Donella, of Arlington – told the paper that the moment came after Cain gave a paid speech in Egypt that year. A woman in the crowd posed a query to Cain during the speech, the Examiner said.
Donella told them “And after the seminar was over, Cain came over to me and a colleague and said, ‘Could you put me in touch with that lovely young lady who asked the question, so I can give her a more thorough answer over dinner?’”
She was “suspicious of Cain’s motives and declined to set up the date,” the Examiner reporter wrote.
That prompted Cain to reply, “Then you and I can have dinner.” Instead, some of Donella’s co-workers suggested a group outing.
Donella, who no longer works for USAID, said they were suspicious of Cain’s motives and declined to set up the date. Cain responded, “Then you and I can have dinner.” That’s when two female colleagues intervened and suggested they all go to dinner together, Donella said.
Donna Donella (if that isn’t a name fit for a soap opera character, then I don’t know what is) also said that she didn’t witness any inappropriate sexual behavior from Cain at dinner, but that Cain ordered two $400 bottles of wine and then stiffed the group when the bill came.
Really? Herman. Dude. Naw. How are you going to score all these extramarital chicks if you’re not going to at least pay your tab?
Not cool, bro.
[via Politico][cross-posted at ABLC]