We’ve retained independent counsel to look at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story and report back to us… Amy, why don’t we talk about the campaign going forward?Herman Cain’s chief-of-staff, Mark Block • Refusing to give a detailed answer on the much less examined scandal afflicting the Cain campaign right now. As we mentioned earlier, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that early in Herman Cain’s presidential run, his campaign accepted about $40,000 worth of illegal donations from a charity, Prosperity USA, which was run by Mark Block himself. This is, so far as we’ve seen, the first instance of Block or any representative of the Cain campaign being asked directly about this, and it doesn’t seem like he was very keen on the question. source (via • follow)
jeffmiller says: To be fair, the election board counsel felt he was railroaded. From Time: “George Dunst, the Board’s former general counsel, recalls that the evidence was shaky. ‘[Block] got screwed,’ he says. ‘They really did a number on him.’”
» SFB days: Fair enough. The AP story didn’t bring up that particular detail. But it’s also worth noting that the sentence directly before the one you pulled said this: "Former board member David Halbrooks remembers it as a slam dunk case." We changed the story slightly to reflect the non-open-and-shutness of the case. But we do recommend you read the whole story, which also notes that within the past few years, he’s been nailed for sketchy robo-calls in Wisconsin. — Ernie @ SFB
That weird Herman Cain/Mark Block ad from last night, minus all the boring crap at the beginning. Seeing it on loop a bunch of times somehow makes it more effectively weird. More Cain campaign weirdness over this way.
Here’s a brand new Herman Cain campaign ad, sure to be pulled from YouTube any minute now, starring his chief of staff, Mark Block, who is, we’re guessing, drunk. (As is, apparently, the guy who filmed this on what we’re assuming is an iPhone.) But, really, the horrible panning and cheap tilt-shift filter are nothing compared to what happens at the 40-second mark. Just trust us on this one, okay? We told you the guy was stupid! [via @pourmecoffee]
Truth truly is stranger than fiction.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I SWEAR TO FUCKING GOD, I LOL’D.
Also, to quote Peggy Olson? “I am so high.”
We’re downloading this just in case it suddenly slips off the innertubes. It’s amazing.