Herman Cain emerged from a 90-minute debate/love fest with Newt Gingrich last night with a clear message for reporters who wanted to question the candidate about the sexual harassment allegations dogging him: "Don't even go there," he told the media after the Tea Party-sponsored debate. "Where’s my chief of staff?” Cain said. “Please send (the reporters) the journalistic code of ethics."
“I will explain this one time. What I’m saying is this—we are getting back on message, end of story. Back on message. Read all of the other accounts where everything has been answered in the story. We’re getting back on message, OK?” Aforementioned chief of staff, Mark Block—who has railed against Politico's methods in breaking the story—helpfully emailed copies of the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics to members of the media, notes Politico. Click for more on the scandal, or for the repercussions Politico could face. (Read more Herman Cain 2012 stories.)