After just finishing a paper for American History about the Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill trial it was very relevant that Herman Cain was joking about her. Previously, the woman accusing Cain of sexual harassment had commented saying that she didn’t want to be compared to Hill.
The Boston Globe runs an article about Cain’s joke about Hill:
“In Kalamazoo, Mich., Fox News captured on video a jovial exchange yesterday between Cain and an apparent supporter, when the man mentioned Anita Hill, the college professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.
“You hear the latest news today? Anita Hill is going to come…” the man is heard saying in the video.
“Is she going to endorse me?” Cain retorted, and the crowd erupted in laughter.
Cain’s critics pounced, and the Cain campaign was back on damage control.”