Skip to comments.With No Specifics to the Accusations, Herman Cain Wins This Fight
Posted on 11/04/2011 7:40:06 PM PDT by Maelstorm
Joel Bennett, the lawyer for one of the former employees of the National Restaurant Association who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, spoke to Wolf Blitzer live on CNN moments ago.
Bennett said that in his legal opinion, what occurred between Cain and his client met the legal definition of sexual harassment. But despite repeated questions from Blitzer, he refused to specify what the alleged actions were, and he said his client would not be appearing to shed any further light on the matter.
When Blitzer pointed out Cains vehement, blanket denial, Bennett replied, In all my years of lawyering, Ive never seen anyone accused of sexual harassment say, I did it.
In short, Mr. Bennett is arguing, I wont say what he did, but trust me, hes guilty of wrongdoing. This is ridiculous. To Politico, the public is supposed to take this into account in their assessment of Cain but we cant even get any sense of what triggered the original complaint, and whether this was much ado about nothing or whether Cain actually did something wrong.
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Indicated gives it a Cochranesque cadence, so this reader chooses the original.
True. Once. But the libs went to that well so often, the water ran out and Cain’s fundraising proves it.
Thanks to liberal stupidity, legitimate cases of SH, like racism before it, will now be ignored or treated less seriously.
They cried wolf once too often. Big win for all those women and minorities that voted lib huh? Idiots.
Maybe he's a crappy lawyer.
Must Read. The most ironclad case against Mitt Romney Its damning.
When I saw that error, I wondered how in the world I came up with “indicated” for “innocent.” But you are right: I was thinking ahead to “vindicated.”
Yes, it does have a Johnny-esque ring.
Also, it reminds me of “resist we much.”
That’s a good one. How do you come up with such creepy faces?
I noticed good old Joe Biden in that ad’s clip from the Thomas hearings.
Of course it was bait. At this point, even released from confidentiality agreements, we can’t get details of the complaint. It’s theater of the absurd.
Maybe you were dictating to Siri on your iPhone the best of all the words.
Usually works pretty well but sometimes the words cannot translated differently biggest Pennsula background noise In the Way, Buncher voice.
See, it all makes sense now. :)
THE REAL DEAL:
Former President of National Restaurant Association has Ties to the Mitt Romney Campaign
Steven C. Anderson took over the helm as Chief Executive Officer at the National Restaurant Association
Herman Cain's departure in 1999
Whenever Team Romney had rumors they wanted to start about other candidates,
Jonathan Martin has been their go-to guy to get those rumors in writing in front of a national audience.
And The Most Irresponsible Journalist Award Goes to The Politicos Jonathan Martin!
So tell me, how do you write a news story about an organization paying for a speaker when you dont even know if the organization is paying for the speaker?
Ask journalist Jonathan Martin. He knows all about it.
You see, Jonny wrote a piss poor story the other day about how the Iowa Family Policy Center will be paying a large speaker fee if Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to keynote the IFPCs fall funderaiser.
The only problem is that Jonny has no sources confirming that any exorbitant fee is being charged or paid.
Jonny also got some inside info from David Kochel, who was a top aide to former (and future) presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
Hey Dave, didnt I just read a story about how Mitt Romney tried to buy off the Iowa Christian Alliance?
I heard you helped facilitate that little scheme. And somehow you are shocked at the thought of a well-known political figure (who very likely isnt running for president) getting paid a speakers fee for (gasp) a public speaking appearance? ..
and then weve got Tim Albrecht quoted. He was the Iowa spokesman for Romneys 2008 caucus campaign.
And it always seemed like, whenever the Romney people had rumors they wanted to start about other candidates,
Jonny was their go-to guy to get those rumors in writing in front of a national audience.
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
Yep. Birds of a feather.
There ya go!
ALL OF THE FACES IN THE RIGHT PLACES!
“Bennett said that in his legal opinion”......well we all know what’s a lawyer’s free legal opinion is worth!
The problem is that 75% of Americans will remember the allegations and headlines and not the facts and the outcome.
The headlines is all the left care about.
To that point: The left won.
The NRA waived the confidentiality clause and the girl doesn’t want to come forward after all. The complaint was for “discrimination and harassment” (note the absence of “sexual”) and he didn’t signed it.
Then, when nothing was happening, and they started becoming the object of ridicule, they walked it back.
I believe you are spot on correct. This is a tried and true tactic which usually generates some results because of the sleazy nature of typical politicians. The problem is: Cain is not typical and doesn't have a closet full of skeletons he's worried about nailing shut. If anything, this locks up my confidence in Cain, for two reasons: Nothing crawled out of the woodwork to bite him in the A&%, and if the media hates him so much - he's got to be our guy.
Hey Bennett, you know why?
Because there is a specific definition of sexual harassment, and Cain's actions --whatever they were-- did not fit that definition.
For a charge of "sexual harassment," legally, there have to be several elements present in the situation. E.g., iirc, there has to be a "pervasive" and "hostile" environment in which the behavior takes place.
So a casual, inappropriate remark that comes out of the blue does not constitute "sexual harassment."
I don't know what Cain said to these women. But for argument's sake let's say he said something like "Hey baby, that dress makes you look sexy," or "You're so pretty, I sure wouldn't mind having a cocktail with you in my hotel suite."
Such remarks, while they might "offend" some people, would not by themselves be sexual harassment.
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