Quote of the Day

"A lot of the people on the staff said 'Just let Block be Block.' That's what it was all about."—Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's chief of staff, Mark Block, giving an explanation equally as asinine as the campaign advert for which he was providing it.

If you haven't yet seen the totally trenchant Cain 2012 campaign advert featuring Block being Block, here ya go:

Mark Block, a middle-aged white man, in close-up, straight to the camera, with quick-cut edits and music that might suggest this clip thinks it's from a film called The Block Identity: Mark Block here. Since January, I've had the privilege of being the chief of staff to Herman Cain and the chief operating officer of the Friends of Herman Cain. Tomorrow is one day closer to the White House. I really believe that Herman Cain will put UNITED back in the United State of America, and if I didn't believe that, I wouldn't be here. We've run a campaign like nobody's ever seen. But then, American's never seen a candidate like Herman Cain. We need you to get involved because, together, we can do this. We can take this country back!

Music swells, camera zooms in on Block, who smokes a cigarette. Cut to extreme close-up of Herman Cain grinning and chuckling, with text onscreen reading: "Herman Cain / President 2012 / HermanCain.com / Paid for by Friends of Herman Cain, Inc."

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