In what may be the weirdest twist in the accusations of sexual harassment against Herman Cain, he said at a press conference on Tuesday that he would be willing to take a lie detector test to prove his innocence — if someone would just give him a good reason to do so:
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Tuesday that he would be willing to take a lie detector test to rebut multiple claims that he engaged in sexual harassment in the 1990s, though he seemed to stop short of promising to do so.
“Yes. I absolutely would,” Cain said when asked about taking a test. “But I’m not going to do that unless I have a good reason to do that. Of course I would be willing to do a lie detector test.”
First of all, lie detector tests are not a good means of telling whether someone is lying or not. But even if they were, this is truly a WTF statement. You’d take one if someone would give you a good reason? What more would you possibly need for a reason than the current situation? If he took a lie detector test and passed, regardless of the reality, it would be viewed as extremely convincing to voters and would likely end the controversy he’s caught in. Apparently that isn’t enough. Or he’s just full of shit. You decide.