The Sad Saga of Ginger White

Gail Collins can't figure out why Herman Cain's mistress came forward
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2011 1:29 PM CST
Ginger White poses for a photo near Dunwoody, Ga., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.   (AP Photo/Greg Bluestein)

(Newser) – Gail Collins can't figure something out: Why the heck did Ginger White come forward to reveal her extramarital affair with Herman Cain? At this point, Collins fully believes White's story, simply "because nobody would want to make up something so bleak," she writes in the New York Times. From White's admission that she thought about groceries during sex, to her intimations that she frequently trades sex for financial support, it's "a completely unflattering saga to tell."

White says she thought the affair would come out anyway, and wanted to tell her side of it, but that makes no sense, "because her side of the story is so awful." Nor can she count on cashing in on her story—"these things almost never end really well for the women," while men usually emerge unscathed. "Herman Cain is never going to go away," Collins predicts. "Where do you think he’ll pop up next? As the newest Fox commentator? On Dancing With the Stars?" (Read more Ginger White stories.)

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