Context, Context, Context [Updated X2]
That there above is the logo heading Women For Herman Cain, a new site set up by Herman Cain’s campaign to address his inexplicably poor showing among female voters. I look forward to their next site, “Turkeys For Christmas.”
As numerous people have noticed, the pic is a Shutterstock standard, used by, among others, the still-gestating Au Pair Tracker (which could end up being a nanny-hiring site or a haven for stalkers, depending, I guess, on the market research results) and South Africa’s Huletts Sugar.
The site—which proclaims “Gloria Cain is the National Chairperson for ‘Women for Cain’ and is the very special woman who Mr. Cain devoted his life to many years ago”—features 35 testimonials reputedly from a
smorgasbord variety of women. They’re worth the read. There’s a small prize if you can figure out a common denominator among them.
Meanwhile, Cain himself is reported to be heading home for a “kitchen summit.” I don’t know Mrs. Cain, but if I were Herman, I’d hide the knives, rolling pin, and garlic crusher before starting in.
UPDATE: For some reason, the Cain campaign has now edited the site header so it looks like this:
Meanwhile, a bunch of other folks have been commenting on some of the misogyny in the “testimonials” aimed at those women who’ve accused Cain of indiscretions and worse.
UPDATE 2: The logo now looks like this (h/t Bette Noir in the comments):
Too late. Nature abhors a vacuum, and the space between Women and Cain was inevitably going to be filled by the blogosphere’s scurrilous photoshoppers (this from commenter atlasfugged at Gawker):
We’ll have to wait and see what bearing this has on Cain’s announcement later today.