Cain aide wrongly insists they’ve ‘confirmed’ accuser’s son works for POLITICO

Herman Cain campaign manager Mark Block, in an appearance with Sean Hannity on Fox News just now, insisted that a relative of the second woman to publicly accuse the candidate of sexual harassment in the 1990s works at POLITICO.

“Her son works at POLITICO,” Block said of Karen Kraushaar, whose name POLITICO printed earlier today after other media outlets made her identity public.

“I’ve been hearing that all day – you’ve confirmed that now?” Hannity asked.

“We’ve confirmed that he does indeed work at POLITICO and that’s his mother, yes,” said Block.

Block appeared to be referring to former POLITICO reporter Josh Kraushaar, who left for another outlet, National Journal, in 2010.

Josh Kraushaar tweeted earlier in the day, apparently after getting questions, that he’s in fact not related to Karen Kraushaar, and simply has the same last name.

via Cain aide wrongly insists they’ve ‘confirmed’ accuser’s son works for POLITICO – Maggie Haberman – POLITICO.com.

So…the Cain campaign has “confirmed” to Sean Hannity that something that is totally not true is absolutely true.  Hannity, et al, will now continue to spread that lie as is it weren’t a lie, and call anyone who notices this a liar.

And so it goes…it’s only going to stop when people stop voting for these idiots, and watching the shows that promote them.

UPDATE: Like most of what Cain does…this gets funnier…

Here’s the tweet from they guy they “confirmed” both worked for and was brought into this world by, the wrong people.

Here’s the straight talkin’ explanation…

Now, in an exchange with the Daily Caller, the Cain campaign is acknowledging the error — and chalking it up to some sort of information that they had at the time.

“Based upon information available at the time of Mr. Block’s Tuesday night interview on Fox News, the campaign was led to believe that Mr. Josh Kraushaar, currently with the National Journal and a former employee of Politico, was the son of Karen Kraushaar,” campaign spokesman J.D. Gordon said. “We have since learned that is not the case.”

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Scared and Disgusted: Science probes the mechansim behind modern conservative ‘thinking’

That’s gross! Study uncovers physiological nature of disgust in politics http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111025122617.htm

In a new study, political scientists closely measured people’s physiological reactions as they looked at a series of pleasant and unpleasant images. Participants who identified themselves as conservative — and, in particular, those who said they were against gay marriage –had strong physiological reactions when shown the gross pictures. The study, the latest to examine the connection between political differences and humans’ built-in physiological traits, was co-authored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln political science professors Kevin Smith and John Hibbing and appears this month in the online journal PLoS ONE, published by the Public Library of Science

This correlates with previous studies that illustrate a bond between a hyperactive amygdala and certain political leanings.

EDIT: Amygdala not hypothalamus.