In an Associated Press story covering Herman Cain’s announcement that he’s running for president, the AP writers boil down Cain’s time as CEO of Godfather’s Pizza to the following:

He worked at Coca-Cola, Pillsbury and Burger King before taking the helm of the failing Godfather’s Pizza franchise, which he rescued by shuttering hundreds of restaurants.

Hey, if closing hundreds of businesses and getting rid of jobs is all that’s entailed in turning an entity around, Barack Obama’s really bringing America back from the brink.

Here’s a portion of Cain’s resume from a website called Pizza Dominoes by way of Newsbusters:

However, in 1986, several franchises of Godfathers Pizza plummeted. And the pizza chain struggled to beat its competitors. So, Pillsbury selected Herman Cain to be the new president of Godfather’s. Cain had previously rescued some Burger King chains from bankruptcy; thereby earning him a remarkable reputation. And with his leading abilities, he managed to settle some lawsuits, eliminated non-profitable units, introduced more products, and arranged for delivery services. As a result, the pizza chain gradually went back to its feet.

You can bet if Barack Obama had Herman Cain’s resume, the AP would have portrayed him as not only saving one corporation, but credited him with being the savior of the entire restaurant industry. At the very least, Cain’s “shuttered hundreds of restaurants” would have magically become “saved thousands of jobs” for Obama — or probably any other Democrat for that matter.

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14 Responses to “AP’s Only Mention of Herman Cain’s Godfather’s Tenure Limited to ‘Shuttered Hundreds of Restaurants’”

  1. Joe Redfield on May 22nd, 2011 4:44 pm

    They also mentioned that he's "never held elective office', in contrast to His Majesty Barack the First, who has never held a real job.

  2. SignPainterGuy on May 22nd, 2011 5:07 pm

    Ka-pow !

  3. SignPainterGuy on May 22nd, 2011 5:10 pm

    It sounds to me that Herman Cain used proper biz practices to rescue several restaurant franchises, which would seem to buck the trend of begging for a gov bailout. How dare an evil biz man do that !

  4. ReaganiteGOPer on May 22nd, 2011 6:01 pm

    I heard he hates kittens and doesn't retrieve his garbage cans back from the curb too

    Not to mention the unpaid parking ticket from 1974… maybe AP can keep their anti-Palin battalion occupied with looking into that lol

  5. swede on May 22nd, 2011 8:05 pm

    "…which he rescued by shuttering hundreds of restaurants."

    The operative word here, of course, is "rescued". Had he not shut down hundreds of non-profitable stores – thousands would have closed costing thousands more jobs. Liberal loony logic demands entitlements from bankrupt corporations – and nations!

    Can't. Cure. Stupid.

  6. Granny55 on May 22nd, 2011 9:23 pm

    Ya know what the line on Cain is going to be – he escaped the Demorat plantation to become an Uncle Tom – instead of he acheived the American dream thru hard work and determination, values and love of family and country.

    I really like this man but the media is going to do to him what they did to Palin. He is not establishment, politico or connected. The media will destroy him. I hate the media – they are ruining this country more than any politician could hope to.

  7. Clu Seatoe on May 23rd, 2011 3:06 am

    Palin is excoriated for the sake of the unexpected righteousness she exudes. She’s not ashamed to speak of her God and when she’s reviled she doesn’t revile back.

    No one is perfect and we know she is a sinner and she will stumble into sin in her public life again. But for the most part in her public life she is courteous, kind and respectful of others contrary to existing leadership and, McCain’s reprobate offspring notwithstanding and again contrary to existing leadership, Sarah Palin carries herself publicly with dignity. Leadership qualities, all.

    Mao’s White House is built on sand and with bluster, smoke and mirrors and every time to date when a political or other storm has come the worthless one has had to jump off the sand bar into the arc of Air Force One and, with the pacifier and their children, run off to another part of the world to rest his head in mommy’s lap, weather the storm, not to return until low tide, calm winds and smooth seas.

    What a waste of four years and many ruined American lives.

  8. SignPainterGuy on May 23rd, 2011 3:37 am

    Bravo !

  9. Clu Seatoe on May 23rd, 2011 11:58 am

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  10. Rebel Flower on June 10th, 2011 11:18 pm

    Palin is excoriated for being a moron. Obama is no where near being anything like Mao, read a history book.

  11. Rebel Flower on June 10th, 2011 11:20 pm

    Never held a real job…I think you are misinformed. Being a professor of constitutional law sounds like a job to me. You people are delusional.

  12. Rebel Flower on June 10th, 2011 11:22 pm

    That was in 1986. There was no TARP in 1986. Try reading comp. There still is no trend of gov. bailouts, unless you mean the one that Bush started…

  13. mom on September 8th, 2011 4:55 pm

    Where are all the comments from his throngs of students, praytell. We have never even heard from one–very strange.
    Love Herman Cain.

  14. guest on September 8th, 2011 4:58 pm

    I suggest you read Uncle Tom's Cabin. Uncle Tom is actually one of the most admirable characters in American Literature–a true hero.

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