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GOP Blows Off Cain Allegations

Patt Morrison writes in a Los Angeles Times editorial that Republicans are not taking sexual harassment seriously by flocking to defend GOP candidate Herman Cain, who was accused of misconduct by two women in the ‘90s. Fellow presidential hopeful Ron Paul said that “there are people now who hesitate to tell a joke to a woman in the workplace—any kind of joke—because it could be interpreted incorrectly.” Morrison says the congressman should really think twice before telling that joke. “Conservatives now scrambling to Cain's defense are blowing off sexual harassment claims as just a bunch of women not getting the joke,” she writes, which reminds her of the way women are treated in France.