Herman Cain says that he wasn't having sex with Ginger White, but he was helping her out financially. And now he admits that his wife knows nothing about his friendship with Ms. White.

Referring to Ms. White, Mr. Cain said his wife, Gloria, “did not know that we were friends until she came out with this story.”

Mr. Cain told The Union Leader that Ms. White had sent him about 70 text messages over a nearly monthlong period recently asking for money because she was out of work and had trouble paying her bills.

“She wasn’t the only friend who I had helped in these tough economic times, and so her messages to me were relating to ‘need money for rent’ or whatever the case may be,” he told The Union Leader. “I don’t remember all the specifics.”

Sure, sure. Because lots of married men give money to female friends their wives know nothing about. That's perfectly normal!

UPDATE: In other Herman-Cain's-pants-related news, Wonkette just posted this amazing pro-Cain ad that uses Science! to disprove the allegations of sexual harassment: