Cain reportedly faced sexual harassment complaints

The big political news of the moment involves allegations that as president of the National Restaurant Association, Herman Cain was the subject of complaints of inappropriate sexual behavior by two separate female employees, both of whom received cash settlements and left employment from the association.

The story was broken by Politico, which reports:

In a series of comments over the past 10 days, Cain and his campaign repeatedly declined to respond directly about whether he ever faced allegations of sexual harassment at the restaurant association. They have also declined to address questions about specific reporting confirming that there were financial settlements in two cases in which women leveled complaints.

POLITICO has confirmed the identities of the two female restaurant association employees who complained about Cain but, for privacy concerns, is not publishing their names.

Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon told POLITICO the candidate indicated to campaign officials that he was “vaguely familiar” with the charges and that the restaurant association’s general counsel had resolved the matter.

The latest statement came from Cain himself. In a tense sidewalk encounter Sunday morning outside the Washington bureau of CBS News — where the Republican contender had just completed an interview on “Face the Nation” — Cain evaded a series of questions about sexual harassment allegations.

Cain said he has “had thousands of people working for me” at different businesses over the years and could not comment “until I see some facts or some concrete evidence.” His campaign staff was given the name of one woman who complained last week, and it was repeated to Cain on Sunday. He responded, “I am not going to comment on that.”

The story has several levels. On the most basic of facts — two women complained of harassment by Cain and received financial settlements — it seems solid. Cain’s supporters are nonetheless charging foul, with his campaign responding that “sadly, we’ve sadly, we’ve seen this movie played out before – a prominent conservative targeted by liberals simply because they disagree with his politics.”

As you’ll see in this clip from Fox News, however, the Cain campaign is having a hard time bringing itself to deny that the payments were made:

Assuming the payments in question were indeed made, Politico has a journalistic obligation to report them. Such a record is absolutely relevant in assessing a candidate for president of the United States, just as it would be relevant in assessing a candidate for a corporate executive job.

Furthermore, the claim of conservative victimization doesn’t seem accurate. Democrats Bill Clinton and Gary Hart, you may recall, also had to face allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior during their presidential primary runs. Clinton survived it; Hart did not.

From there, however, things get much murkier. It is difficult to impossible to assess the validity of complaints made well over a decade ago by women who continue to remain anonymous, especially since we still have with no idea how extensive or candid an investigation was mounted at the time.

Politically, it is entirely feasible that such charges can redound to Cain’s benefit, at least temporarily, depending on how he handles them and whether additional cases emerge. His supporters are already defined by a deep alienation and distrust of both the political system and the media; such allegations could do more to inflame those resentments than to cast doubt on Cain’s fitness for high office among his followers.

It’s certainly not how Cain hoped to spend this week.

– Jay Bookman

777 comments Add your comment

Mr Sunshine

October 31st, 2011
7:31 am

Lest we forget Clintons sexual escapades in the White House.
Lest we forget Kennedys numerous affairs and living Mary to die.

If ya cant beat em then trash em, eh Bookman?

Good Little Liberal

October 31st, 2011
7:36 am

Another Electronic Lynching by the liberal media.

Man, those Democrats can sure string em up.

Granny Godzilla

October 31st, 2011
7:36 am

Financial Settlements, eh?

Normal

October 31st, 2011
7:37 am

Saw a clip of Geraldo giving someone in Cain’s administration hell about it. Fancy sidestepin’ going on…

Normal

October 31st, 2011
7:39 am

Good morning GLL, glad to see you’re back from all that OWS demonstrating… :)

Good Little Liberal

October 31st, 2011
7:41 am

Jay

Who are the sources? No sources listed, you say?

No sources are needed, right? POlitico was obnligated to report a story with no sources.

The standards that liberal will sink to are no longer unbelieveable. They are expected.

Normal

October 31st, 2011
7:42 am

Off topic, but an old canard from Sean Hannity…”Halloween…is teaching our kids to be liberals…because we’re teaching kids to knock on other people’s doors and ask for a handout” :roll:

Some people have no joy…

Good Little Liberal

October 31st, 2011
7:43 am

Normal

No, I was out gathering sources that I can’t list that say that Obama is a cannibal and a rapist, and I hear that you and Jay Bookman are involved. I would list my sources, but that’s not really needed.

Mick

October 31st, 2011
7:44 am

That’s what happens when you vie to play in the big leagues, your life becomes an open book and the skeletons in the closet get rattled. If he can’t stand the heat, get away from the pizza ovens…no sympathy here….

Good Little Liberal

October 31st, 2011
7:46 am

Mick

no sympathy ?

How about no sources.

Tommy Maddox

October 31st, 2011
7:47 am

Keep digging Jay; keep digging.

cosby

October 31st, 2011
7:48 am

Gee Jay…dig up dirt on the Republican Candidate but you sure have been silent on how Barry AKA Obama abuses his presenditial powers almost to a dictatorship. bypasees congress every chance he gets and how about his association with Ayers, ACorn, Right, theunions and using his ground troops to join the mob in Minn. but, well he ios a very liberal Democrat that you like – unbiased AJC..bull Hockey!!

Good Little Liberal

October 31st, 2011
7:49 am

Jay

I hope you are really proud of your electronic lyncing today. Nothing says Democrat like stringing up another Black Man who wants to achieve, but dares not play on the Democrat’s plantation.

Have a lousy day Jay. You deserve it.

kayaker 71

October 31st, 2011
7:49 am

After reading Google news today and the AJC headline, prior to switching to Bookman’s blog, a little voice in my head said, “Bookman is going to run a thread on Cain’s alleged sexual misgivings”. Sure enough, there it is. The front runner has to be attacked, maligned and vilified for Bookman and the media to have a pleasant day. Sexual harassment is a waste basket term for get em’ for everything you can, while you can and the liberal media will ride this horse until it drops. It’s all they have.

Midori

October 31st, 2011
7:53 am

LOL — You whiny cons sure are a trip.

The guy was just being a typical Republican.

“She don’t realize how lucky she is. I takes what I want!!”

:lol:

Mick

October 31st, 2011
7:53 am

gll

No responsibility on cain’s part? C’mon this is the game, he had to know but never really figured on getting this far. don’t blame the messenger, blame cain…

Granny Godzilla

October 31st, 2011
7:53 am

Jay

Why ever did you allow Politico to investigate this?

You mean old meanie you.

stands for decibels

October 31st, 2011
7:53 am

It’s like I always say–Scratch most any pro-criminalization cretin, you generally find a sexually harassing misogynist underneath.

Jay

October 31st, 2011
7:54 am

So GLL, was it electronic lynching when it involved Clinton? Edwards? Spitzer? Weiner? Hart?

Or is it only electronic lynching when it involves Cain, Sanford, Ensign, Vitter and Mark Foley?

The suggestion from several of you folks that such things should not be reported or discussed is silly on its face.

Midori

October 31st, 2011
7:54 am

“electronic lynching”? :lol:

Cain deserves more than “that” for that awful, lousy pizza :lol:

Mr Sunshine

October 31st, 2011
7:54 am

This story reminds me of those payments Michael Jackson handed out due to his sexual abuse of little kids but we all know Michael wasnt guilty.

This being the case why put Cain on trial for something that didnt happen?

Jay

October 31st, 2011
7:55 am

It’s also interesting that as the Fox clip shows, the Cain campaign can’t bring itself to deny that such payments were made.

stands for decibels

October 31st, 2011
7:55 am

electronic lyncing today

you not only mis-splead “lynching,” you forgot to add “for uppity blacks.” You got no game!

Guy Incognito

October 31st, 2011
7:59 am

I keep hearing he’s not a serious candidate. From all the weeping and gnashing of teeth by the LameStreamMedia, I get a different picture

Rock Us Like A Herman Cain!

Really?

October 31st, 2011
7:59 am

Really? J. D. Gordon had EVERY opportunity to deny the claims and did not. Why not? You don’t respond to trash maybe? Maybe but if it’s simply not true then say so. If you are the spokes person and the person you represent has not told you clearly on this point, then you shouldn’t say anything and, moreover, you should find another job because the person doesn’t trust you. If it was baseless, then deny it. Really!

Midori

October 31st, 2011
8:00 am

Stands @ 7:55 :lol:

Tommy Maddox

October 31st, 2011
8:02 am

“So GLL, was it electronic lynching when it involved Clinton? Edwards? Spitzer? Weiner? Hart?”

Seems like those characters got nailed for things that took place in the present, while in or running for office, not for something that is claimed to have happened 20 years ago.

Y’all go dig up the EEO claims [if any exist] and see how it works.

stands for decibels

October 31st, 2011
8:02 am

ha ha.

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/not-your-average-read/2011/oct/29/herman-cain-alabama-calhoun-tea-party/

Audience members included those holding “Herman Cain 2012″ signs, [...] and a black woman wearing a shirt that pictured Frederick Douglass and touted limited government and personal responsibility.

(well, I guess gettin’ one out of two ain’t bad.)

Joel Edge

October 31st, 2011
8:03 am

And so it begins.
“Assuming the payments in question were indeed made” I’m guessing there’s going to be a lot of assuming to come.

HDB

October 31st, 2011
8:04 am

If it’s fond that the payments DID occur…it only means Herman learned the first rule of political intrigue: you gotta pay to play!!

TaxPayer

October 31st, 2011
8:04 am

I see the conservative media is out to get Cain. :lol:

Tommy Maddox

October 31st, 2011
8:06 am

Hey Joel:

People make claims all the time. Rather than litigating/defending the issue, the Employer pays the claimant the cost of defending the claim.

Jerome Horwitz

October 31st, 2011
8:07 am

Thanks Normal – Since I live in a primarily conservative neighborhood guess I’ll teach the kids a lesson by sitting on the porch eating the candy and telling them to listen to their Uncle Sean and not become liberals expecting handouts.

stands for decibels

October 31st, 2011
8:07 am

I see the conservative media is out to get Cain.

actually yeah, they are. Our Galtian overlords need for Mittens to be the nominee, and they were going to do this to pRick Perry if necessary, but since he’s done it to himself and Cain is the only other guy in Mittens’ way…

(not that I’m all conspiratorial or anything, but let’s get real. You didn’t really think they’d let the Pillsbury exec/talkshow host become Obama cannon fodder, did you?)

Senior Citizen Kane

October 31st, 2011
8:08 am

The Politico story says they’ve seen the descriptions of the alleged behavior, yet the story goes to great lengths to avoid saying exactly what happened. Politico’s sanitized description actually makes the allegations seem less serious than perhaps they were.

” …These incidents include conversations allegedly filled with innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature, taking place at hotels during conferences, at other officially sanctioned restaurant association events and at the association’s offices. There were also descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable and that they regarded as improper in a professional relationship.

Jay

October 31st, 2011
8:09 am

People make claims all the time. Rather than litigating/defending the issue, the Employer pays the claimant the cost of defending the claim.

That’s true to a degree, and it’s certainly a valid point to make in assessing these allegations, I agree.

kayaker 71

October 31st, 2011
8:09 am

Great quote rec’ed in an e-mail yesterday. Can’t vouch for the authenticity of it’s author which is supposed to be the someone in the Czech Republic, but…..

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense judgement of a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problems is far more serious than Mr. Obama who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the Prince of Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools who made him President.”

Guy Incognito

October 31st, 2011
8:10 am

Clarence Thomas
Herman Cain
Who is next lefties…..Thomas Sowell? Wow!

Y’all really hate the strong conservative black men. Shame!

Granny Godzilla

October 31st, 2011
8:11 am

I wonder….

Before this Politico piece, Mr. Cain was announcing his plans to “dial back” his campaign and media appearances.

Iz a puzzlement.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

October 31st, 2011
8:11 am

Herman also claims that he respects his smoking manager because he does not smoke around me or anyone, he goes out side……. Herman, do you have any idea why smokers now smoke outside? Perhaps its the second hand smoke issue that you ninnies whine about with the nanny state poutrage.

Joel Edge

October 31st, 2011
8:11 am

Tommy Maddox@8:06
That’s kind of what I meant when I posted “assuming to come”.

Mid Ga Retiree

October 31st, 2011
8:12 am

My biggest concern about this story is the timing. It didn’t make national news until Mr. Cain became a leader in the polls. I guess the media didn’t consider it newsworthy when he was a second tier candidate. I just don’t think the national media has enough credibility for people to think they just now learned of this story.

stephen

October 31st, 2011
8:12 am

sssh. mr sunshine says we shouldnt speak about these accusations. you know, media bias and all that.

TaxPayer

October 31st, 2011
8:13 am

(not that I’m all conspiratorial or anything, but let’s get real. You didn’t really think they’d let the Pillsbury exec/talkshow host become Obama cannon fodder, did you?)

But it would make for such an exciting last round of reality teevee. Who will be the survivor? In the end, there can be only one. I can see a whole season of episodes in the making already. Round one, the scrutiny of the birth certificates… round two… okay, maybe not a whole season’s worth of entertainment.

kayaker 71

October 31st, 2011
8:13 am

And McCain slept with a campaign worker and Dan Rather was right about Bush’s military records…… the beat goes on.

Corey

October 31st, 2011
8:13 am

It’s not the liberals you Cain supporters have to worry about because liberals would certainly be absolutely giddy if Mr. Cain became the nominee. Look no further than Romney et. al. You silly people are barking up the wrong tree if you think liberals want this story to remain front and center.

Guy Incognito

October 31st, 2011
8:14 am

” …These incidents include conversations allegedly filled with innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature, taking place at hotels during conferences, at other officially sanctioned restaurant association events and at the association’s offices. There were also descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable and that they regarded as improper in a professional relationship.”

Sounds like he may have said, “You look absolutely maaaaaaaaaaaaarveloous this evening” and when they found out how deep the pockets were, they filed a charge

Yes We Cain!

stands for decibels

October 31st, 2011
8:15 am

a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency.

which is exactly why the citizenry should instead put a guy who had never been elected to ANY office, who had spend the previous years spreading nonsense on AM talk radio, in the White House?

Doe. Snot. Compute.

Tommy Maddox

October 31st, 2011
8:15 am

Besides Jay – claims like this have to go through the EEOC where they are investigated, then advanced or terminated. If they look into it and find evidence of a meritorious claim, they give the claimant a “ticket to ride” and it’s off to court you go.

Politico should have gone to see if there was an EEO opinion issued. If there was not, then they are throwing the rope over the tree limb.

Soothsayer

October 31st, 2011
8:16 am

Once again, Jay, it’s nothing but a bunch of danged liberals who are behind this whole thing. I’m surprised the braggadocious Cain isn’t crowing about it rather than denying it! Wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

Aquagirl

October 31st, 2011
8:18 am

Seems like those characters got nailed for things that took place in the present, while in or running for office

You left out the “consensual” part. Gary Hart’s squeeze presumably wanted to be pawed.

Not that it makes any difference to cons, since the woman’s opinion isn’t a factor anyhow.

Jay

October 31st, 2011
8:18 am

Tommy, I’m not an expert on such things, but I don’t believe they HAVE to go through the EEOC. The complaints CAN get filed there by the alleged victim, but they can also be handled in-house, I believe.

willydoit?

October 31st, 2011
8:18 am

I thought having a sexual harassment case in your file was required for all elected officials in Washington?

USinUK

October 31st, 2011
8:19 am

… like Cain ever stood a chance to begin with …

Corey

October 31st, 2011
8:22 am

Gleaned from the story are two facts. Money was paid as a settlement, and Mr. Cain said he vaguely remember. Conclusion, some smoke there, but we do not know if there was a conflagration, a flame (pardon the pun)or just sparks.

stands for decibels

October 31st, 2011
8:23 am

… like Cain ever stood a chance to begin with

no, not really, but per the right-leaning RCP, anyway…

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/president_obama_vs_republican_candidates.html

he was trending toward the second-best-actual-GOPer in head to head polling against Obama.

Bud Wiser

October 31st, 2011
8:24 am

Payments and settlements are made to avoid continuing legal fees over a long and drawn out period. It just depends on what the “definition of is, is…”

Everyone with a brain knows that the dems will spare the noose for no black man that chooses to be free and independent of their loving care, and instead elects to think for himself and ditch the slave-like following of the party line. Media lynching is only the beginning; soon some little twerp like Anita Hill will be ‘found’ to emerge from the shadows, or more likely another 15-year-old Tawana Brawley wanna-be.

We all know how those hoaxes played out, don’t we?

Tommy Maddox

October 31st, 2011
8:24 am

I don’t know, however, if EEO opinions are made public.

Mick

October 31st, 2011
8:26 am

yaker

I guess you were the last to get the memo or you just didn’t hear but the vast majority of the world considers obama a quantum upgrade over the previous guy…

James Kirk

October 31st, 2011
8:26 am

scott

October 31st, 2011
8:26 am

Who cares. Still a better option than the dolt that currently lives in the White House.

kayaker 71

October 31st, 2011
8:29 am

Mick,

“The vast majority of the world”……. what a ridiculous comment. What in the hell do you know about how the “vast majority of the world feels”?. Just what you read in the AJC and what Bookman says? You have a lot to learn, my liberal friend.

Midori

October 31st, 2011
8:31 am

so now Herman Cain is Michael Jackson?

I reserve comment until I see Cain Moon Walk :lol:

USinUK

October 31st, 2011
8:33 am

“he was trending toward the second-best-actual-GOPer in head to head polling against Obama.”

so was St. Sarah of the Tundra … she never stood a chance, either.

USinUK

October 31st, 2011
8:34 am

“so now Herman Cain is Michael Jackson?”

his hair caught fire while filming one of his commercials?

(was it set alight by the guy with the cigarette?)

stands for decibels

October 31st, 2011
8:34 am

What in the hell do you know about how the “vast majority of the world feels”?

Perhaps he can read polling information that’s been published in the past on this topic?

like this one?

http://www.pewglobal.org/2010/06/17/obama-more-popular-abroad-than-at-home/

(granted, it’s from a year ago, but I suspect you wouldn’t find GWB with those kinds of numbers at any point in his Presidency.)

Joel Edge

October 31st, 2011
8:36 am

kayaker 71@8:29
““The vast majority of the world”……. what a ridiculous comment.”
He’s probably right. A weak US president is seen as an advantage to many people of the world. However; I’m just judging by what I read.

Brad Steel

October 31st, 2011
8:37 am

comparatively, the biggest different between the high-profile democrats (clinton, hart and edwards) and the high-profile conservative camp (cain, thomas) is that the democrats actually were EFFECTIVE in getting some consensual delicious strange and all the cons did was harass uninterested women. REJECTED!

cons – no wonder they’re so angry.

Uniboob

October 31st, 2011
8:37 am

Now I know why that dude with the mustache was smoking the cigarette. Herman’s a sex machine. You damn right. A modern day Shaft….

Joe

October 31st, 2011
8:37 am

Lets talk about Obama’s girlfriend Vera Baker whom he had an affair with during the 08′ campaign. Moochelle Obama had her removed form the US and she now lives in the Caribbean. I think this is a more interesting story……

Aquagirl

October 31st, 2011
8:37 am

What in the hell do you know about how the “vast majority of the world feels”?.

Sez the guy living on a steady diet of forwarded e-mails.

TaxPayer

October 31st, 2011
8:39 am

Cain will be so happy to know that he has such a loyal base of followers here. Stand by your man, cons. :lol:

stands for decibels

October 31st, 2011
8:39 am

A weak US president is seen as an advantage to many people of the world.

So it’s a *good* thing when most of the world thinks your president sucks. got it.

Palin fan

October 31st, 2011
8:39 am

time for palin to come clean about her tryst with glenn becck… i mean rice.

much better mental images than cain dalliances.

jconservative

October 31st, 2011
8:40 am

GLL – “Who are the sources? No sources listed, you say? ”

Read the Politici article online. The sources are very specific.

The bottom line is that in 10 days the Cain canpaign has not decided how to handle the allegations.
And when they did respond they responded with the old “liberal press” allegations that do not and have never worked.

If Cain cannot handle this simple story how the hell will he be able to handle all the stories that will crop up if he is the President.

Besides, have any of you seen his birth certificate? The real one, the “long form”?

jm

October 31st, 2011
8:40 am

Cain. The next Bill Clinton? :)

USinUK

October 31st, 2011
8:41 am

“time for palin to come clean about her tryst with glenn becck… i mean rice.”

eeeewwwwwww… anyone and Glenn Beck …

I wonder if he reviews the “evening itinerary” with his conquests using his infamous blackboard diagrams …

Mick

October 31st, 2011
8:42 am

yaker

The previous guy started an unpopular war of choice, we can now look back on that ugly experience for what it was – a disaster in both terms of blood and treasure. You have a lot to come to grips with my in denial friend…

Joel Edge

October 31st, 2011
8:42 am

stands for decibels@8:39
Never said it was a good thing. Just explains the popularity.

Joe The Plumber too.

October 31st, 2011
8:44 am

C’mon where was the outrage when the accused rapist slick willie spent more time with his pants unzipped than zipped…….RACISM, I tell you because the brother might have gotten a little on the side now it’s troubling to libs…..lol. I could care who slick willie, W. , barry or Herman were/are doing, that doesn’t affect my life any more than adam getting hitched to steve. Seriously, this strong Black man has you libs showing your true colors..pun intended!

TaxPayer

October 31st, 2011
8:45 am

Herman could clear up all of this by coming out.

carlosgvv

October 31st, 2011
8:46 am

I cannot see myself voting for Cain. However, if he was not so high in the polls now, I’ll bet this would never have come out. This has a stink about it and seems to be just more mud slinging politics. It’s likely that all the candidates and Obama too have skeletons in the closet and worrying about Cain’s alleged behavior in the 90’s is the lest of my worries. Seeing my country gradually going from bad to worse each and every day concerns me a great deal more.

Paul

October 31st, 2011
8:47 am

There’s no such thing as a secret past anymore. Am not saying Cain is guilty as charged, just this case illustrates nothing remains buried.

It’s not one, but two. That raises an eyebrow.

Case also illustrates why, in many organizations, people in senior positions do not engage in chit chat, ‘how was your weekend,’ ‘nice haircut’ or anything that can be construed as personal, which can spin into a come-on, which can be read as harassment or inappropriate comments. You keep it strictly business. If it doesn’t involve work, it doesn’t get said. Of course, then you’re coldhearted and don’t care, but that’s not grounds for an allegation.

Oh, and people are slipping. Took twelve comments to read ‘well, Obama….”

Thulsa Doom

October 31st, 2011
8:49 am

The story has several levels. On the most basic of facts — two women complained of harassment by Cain and received financial settlements — it seems solid- Jay

Jay,

Be for real Jay. This happens all the time in the corporate world. CEOs get sued left and right and often the claims are completely baseless. But unfortunately its often cheaper to simply pay people off then incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills regardless of the validity of the complaint. You should have enough common sense to realize this.

Thulsa Doom

October 31st, 2011
8:51 am

On another note curiously I didn’t see Jay’s article on cooler than normal temps a week or so ago. I’m very concerned about global cooling. Is jay going to write an article on the record snowfall and cool temps in the northeast? Snow in October? Where’s that global warming crowd today? Where dey at??? Doomy on the drive by.

USinUK

October 31st, 2011
8:51 am

Thulsa – Jay acknowledged that point, as well.

Stonethrower

October 31st, 2011
8:51 am

I hope it’s not true. He’s a preacher and should be above reproach.

USinUK

October 31st, 2011
8:51 am

Thulsa – 8:51 – the UK has had a warmer than normal October …

or does it not count unless it’s in the US

Good little liberal

October 31st, 2011
8:52 am

Jay

I will admit that i am looking at it as a journalist, not a political hack, so how you see it and how I see it are obviously two different things.

There was definite proof, sources, back-up sources, etc. for Clinton, Wiener, Edwards, etc. So far there is no proof about Cain. No sources listed, you know all those bothersome journalistic standards that gets in the way of sooooo much of your writings.

So pull the rope tight and kick out the chair, Jay. And I’m particularly glad that you are list FOX News as your excuse for printing a story that has no proof.

It might turn out to be true. At that point, I’ll comment on the accusation, but until then, I’ll leave all the slobbering to people like you who have no journalistic standards and sadly, no shame, but after all, you are a liberal.

BTW. Don’t you just love Midori’s comment at 7:53? Now THAT’S a Democrats that you can be proud of.

Thulsa Doom

October 31st, 2011
8:54 am

It’s not one, but two. That raises an eyebrow.

I dunno Paul. Clinton had 7 women allege affairs including one who alleged rape and was deemed “credible” by the NOW president. Assuming the worst of what is alleged of Cain is true then he is guilty of making sexually inappropriate remarks. Being accused of saying inappropriate things is a whole lot different than being accused on 60 minutes of rape or being accused of affairs by 6 other women. If he is guilty then it is for nothing more than some naughty talk.

Uniboob

October 31st, 2011
8:55 am

Asking for Cain’s long form has suddenly changed context.

Misty Fyed

October 31st, 2011
8:55 am

Ha….Looks like the dems are bringing out the big guns early. Their private polls must have shown things they didn’t like. They are consistent if not creative.

Guy Incognito

October 31st, 2011
8:55 am

“He’s a preacher and should be above reproach”

The devil works the hardest on those who are the most devout. He already has the others

TaxPayer

October 31st, 2011
8:56 am

These same folks defending Cain so vigorously now had condemned those scientists in that “ClimateGate” thingy without so much as a pause for a deep breath once the right wing media and their polluting backers pounced. These same people did not question the folks at FOX when they came out and pronounced those scientists as “guilty because the polluters said so.” By the way, whatever happened with that ClimateGate. Any right wingers wanna take on that one.

Thulsa Doom

October 31st, 2011
8:57 am

Paul,

Precisely. GB was warmer which goes to my point of it being unpredictable. Weather. We’ve been studying it since the 1800s, we can’t predict it 2 weeks out, yet people think they know with certainty that its going to be 4-10 degrees warmer in the next 100 years. You can’t make this stuff up. There are people who really do believe that we know this for certain.

JamVet

October 31st, 2011
8:58 am

Ahhhh, but he SEEMED like such a nice, church-going, family man. (eye roll)

Just another horny old goat trying to get some from his young secretaries.

Well, at least he isn’t doing the Slick Willy, and denying it.

And for gawd sakes, you fake conservatives need to quit acting like he’s some sort of Marcus Garvey. (Like you xenophobes would know who that was! LOL)

Butch Cassidy

October 31st, 2011
8:59 am

WTH? Bookman clearly identifies Clinton and Hart in the text of his writing acknowledging that both had to deal with similiar issues to Mr. Cain, and all you can come back with is “oh yeah, what about Clinton?” Please Georgia, do yourself a favor and invest in a dictionlary. First word you need to look up is REDUNDANT!

Good little liberal

October 31st, 2011
9:00 am

I’ll bet the women were white. Wouldn’t all you liberals agree?

1811/0311

October 31st, 2011
9:01 am

“Cain reportedly faced sexual harassment complaints”

BILL CLINTON “DID” FACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT (AND RAPE) COMPLAINTS.

USinUK

October 31st, 2011
9:01 am

Thulsa – please. for the love of Willard Scott, PLEASE learn the difference between weather and climate.