Indecision 2012 - Grope?

  • Aired:  11/02/11
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America learns more about the National Restaurant Association's 1990s settlement of a sexual harassment charge leveled against Herman Cain. (7:01)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO THE

"DAILY SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT, LEGENDARY

JOURNALIST TOM BROKAW AND HIS

FABULOUS ELF.

LAUGH WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH

HERMAIN CAIN.

AND THE BIGGEST STORY TO COME

OUT OF THE NATIONAL RESTAURANT

ASSOCIATION SINCE THAT GROUP WAS

FORCED BY THE NATIONAL RIFLE

ASSOCIATION TO GIVEUP THEIR

ACRONYM.

( LAUGHTER ).

YOU FEEL LUCKY, NATIONAL

RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION?

EVERY DAY WE LEARN MORE ABOUT

WHETHER THE--

( LAUGHTER )

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

I SEE WE HAVE ART AFICIONADOS IN

THE CROWD TONIGHT.

EVERY DAY, WE LEARN MORE ABOUT

WHETHER THE ASSOCIATION SETTLED

THE 1990 SEXUAL HARASSMENT

CHARGE LEVELED AGAINST ITS

THEN-LEADER HERMAIN CAIN.

AND WHEN I SAY "WE LEARN MORE,"

I AM INCLUDING IN THAT HERMAIN

CAIN.

>> I AM UNAWARE OF ANY SORT OF

SETTLEMENT.

I HOPE IF IT WASN'T FOR MUCH

BECAUSE I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING.

>> Jon: THAT WAS MONDAY

MORNING.

( LAUGHTER ).

CLEARLY, BY MONDAY NIGHT,

MR. CAIN HAD ATTENDED SOME TYPE

OF AWARENESS-RAISING SEMINAR.

>> I WAS AWARE THAT AN AGREEMENT

WAS REACHED.

THE WORD "SETTLEMENT" VERSUS THE

WORD "AGREEMENT" YOU KNOW, I'M

NOT SURE WHAT THEY CALLED IT.

( LAUGHTER ).

( APPLAUSE ).

>> Jon: THAT COULD THROW

ANYONE OFF, I MEAN, THAT-- DID I

SETTLE A SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE?

OH, YOU MEAN THE AGREEMENT!

( LAUGHTER )

TO SETTLE THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

CASE.

I'M SORRY, IT'S JUST THE

TERMINOLOGY.

IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS WE

CALL IT MONEY TO GO.

( LAUGHTER )

CARRY-OUT CASH.

WE WRAP IT IN FOIL, SHAPE IT

LIKE A SWAN.

IT'S QUITE LOVELY, ACTUALLY.

HOW MUCH WAS THE AGREEMENT FOR?

>> MAYBE THREE MONTHS' SALARY.

IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN TWO MONTHS.

I DON'T REMEMBER THE EXACT

NUMBER.

SOMEWHERE IN THE VICINITY OF

THREE TO SIX MONTHS' SEVERANCE

PAY.

>> THE "NEW YORK TIMES" IS

REPORTING THE FIRST WOMAN TO

ACCUSE MR. CAIN OF INAPPROPRIATE

BEHAVIOR WAS PAID A ONE-YEARS'

SEVERANCE PACKAGE TO LEAVE,

$35,000.

>> Jon: $10 MILLION IN A

MASERATI!

THAT IS MY FINAL OFFER.

ALL I SAID TO HER WAS," WHAT'S

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LADIES'

NIGHT JUDGE MY PANTS?"

"IN MY PANTS, THE LADIES GET IN

FREE EVERY NIGHT."

( APPLAUSE )

THAT WOULD BE A TERRIBLE

BUSINESS MODEL.

( LAUGHTER ).

PANTS WOULD NEVER MAKE IT

THROUGH-- NOW, YOU MIGHT WELL

ASK WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN HERMAIN

CAIN WAS REMEMBERING THINGS

ABOUT THIS CASE.

>> YOU KNOW, WHY IS IT ALL OF A

SUDDEN YOU REMEMBERED THINGS

ABOUT IT YESTERDAY PURCHASE WERE

YOU INFORMED OR WERE YOU TOLD

MORE ABOUT THE CASE YESTERDAY.

>> NO, NO, I I JUST REK-- I JUST

STARTED TO REMEMBER MORE.

LAUGH LAUGH

( APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: YOU KNOW, EVERYONE

TALKS ABOUT HOW TRAUMATIC BEING

SEXUALLY HARASSED IS, BUT NOBODY

TALKS ABOUT HOW TRAUMATIC IT IS

TO BE THE HARASSER, AND YOU

REPRESS A LOT OF THOSE MEMORIES.

I WOULD BET HIS THERAPIST IS

DELIGHTED BOOT BREAKTHROUGH

THAT'S HAPPENING.

( LAUGHTER ).

( LAUGHTER )

BUT OF COURSE FOR HERMAIN CAIN,

THE HARDEST PART OF THIS

MORE-THAN-A-DECADE-OLD-SETTLEMENT

IS DEALING WITH THE ELEMENT OF

SURPRISE.

>> YOU ARE ALL OF A SUDDEN GET

HIT WAY SEXUAL HARASSMENT

CHARGE.

>> Jon: HE DIDN'T ALL OF A

SUDDEN GET HIT WITH A SEXUAL

HARASSMENT CHARGE.

THE 1990 RED SOX NOT ALL OF A

SUDDEN.

SECOND, WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW IS

NOT A SEXUAL HARASSMENT CHARGE.

IT'S PURELY THE DISCLOSURE OF

FAXUAL INFORMATION ABOUT A

LEADING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.

THAT'S ALL THIS IS.

THE STATEMENT HERMAIN CAIN'S

TRADE ORGANIZATION REACHED A

SETTLEMENT WITH WOMEN WHO

ACCUSED CAIN OF SEXUAL

HARASSMENT, IS A FACT, NOT AN

ALLEGATION.

LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT AN

ALLEGATION LOOKS LIKE.

>> DO YOU THINK THAT RACE, BEING

A STRONG BLACK CONSERVATIVE, HAS

ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT

THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SO CHARGED?

AND IF SO, DO YOU HAVE ANY

EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THAT?

>> I BELIEVE THE ANSWER IS YES.

BUT WE DO NOT HAVE ANY EVIDENCE

TO SUPPORT IT.

( LAUGHTER ).

>> Jon: SEE, RIGHT THERE!

THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A

FACT AND AN ALLEGATION.

THE GIVEAWAY THERE IS THE REALLY

THE PHRASE," WE DO NOT HAVE ANY

EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT IT."

( LAUGHTER )

THE THING THAT IS BEING BROUGHT

UP IN THE NEWS IS A FACT.

ERRGGH!

( LAUGHTER )

BUT TO BE FAIR TO HERMAIN CAIN,

WHO NEEDS EVIDENCE IF THIS IS

ALL A RACIST PLOT?

IT'S COMMON SENSE.

YOU NEVER SEE ALLEGATIONS OF

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT BEING THROWN

AT WHITE POLITICIANS-- WHOA.

( LAUGHTER )

IS THAT A-- IS THAT A-- IS THAT

A--

( APPLAUSE )

I'M SORRY?

I DON'T KNOW WHY WE HAVE A

PICTURE OF A DACHSHUND UNDER A

BLANKET.

WHAT HERMAIN CAIN IS GOING

THROUGH IT'S NOT BECAUSE HE'S

BRACK.

IT'S BECAUSE HE'S HAS BECOME THE

FRONT-RUNNER.

PACK WHEN RICK PERRY WAS THE

FRONT-RUNNER WE FOUND OUT WHERE

HE HUNTED.

WHEN MICHELE BAUCHMANN WAS THE

FRONT-RUNNER, WE... FOUND OUT

ABOUT THIS.

( LAUGHTER )

IF YOU THINK THIS SORT OF

SCRUTINY IS SOMETHING NEW

BECAUSE YOU'RE BLACK AND

CONSERVATIVE, BILL AYERS,

JEREMIAH WRIGHT, AND YOUNG OBAMA

IN MUSLIM GARB, WOULD LIKE TO

HAVE A FEW WORDS WITH YOU.

( LAUGHTER )

BUT I WILL AGREE WITH THOSE

CONSERVATIVES ON ONE THING-- WE

SHOULDN'T LET THIS CAIN SCANDAL

FROM THE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION

DISTRACT US FROM OTHER, MORE

TROUBLING ISSUES.

>> YOU VIEW CHINA AS A POTENTIAL

MILITARY THREAT TO THE UNITED

STATES.

>> YES, THEY'RE A MILITARY

THREAT.

THEY'VE INDICATED 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.

>> Jon: YES.

CHINA HAS INDICATED IT WOULD

LIKE TO DEVELOP NUCLEAR

CAPABILITY.

PERHAPS AS SOON AS THE 1960s.

( LAUGHTER )

WORSE YET, I UNDERSTAND--

( APPLAUSE )

THAT THE CHINESE AT THIS VERY

MOMENT ARE ON THE VERGE OF

DEVELOPING A COOKIE THAT CAN

PREDICT THE FUTURE.

( LAUGHTER ).

HOW DO YOU DEFEAT AN ENEMY WHOSE

PASTRIES KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING

TO DO NEXT!

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