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Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior
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Posted on 10/30/2011 5:13:09 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Exclusive: Two women accused Cain of inappropriate behavior By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman and Anna Palmer and Kenneth P. Vogel October 30, 2011 08:00 PM EDT

During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO.

The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association. The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures.

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.

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1 posted on 10/30/2011 5:13:14 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

....will Anita Hill make an appearance with pubes and a coke can?


2 posted on 10/30/2011 5:15:34 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver; BenKenobi; South40

3 posted on 10/30/2011 5:15:34 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Déjà vu.


4 posted on 10/30/2011 5:15:39 PM PDT by Savage Beast (A backwoods southern lawyer is a safer trustee for your soul than a Washington politician.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Time for the scum to start doing a Clarence Thomas on Herman Cain. DemocRATS are the scum of the earth. The racist bass turds.


5 posted on 10/30/2011 5:15:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
It took four reporters to come up with this tripe? Surely Anita Hill could have penned better fiction for less.
6 posted on 10/30/2011 5:16:18 PM PDT by Shqipo (I am AttackWatch parolee #1,237. I am breaking my parole once more.)
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To: FReepers; everyone; All


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7 posted on 10/30/2011 5:16:18 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Years back a woman in the office filed "sexual harrassment" charges against another fellow in the office.

She won ~ kinda ~ he had said "S H * T" in her presence.

She eventually had to leave the office because NO ONE WOULD SPEAK IN HER PRESENCE.

8 posted on 10/30/2011 5:16:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver

Cain said he was ready for his “high tech lynching”. Didn’t he?


9 posted on 10/30/2011 5:16:43 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep. Time to bring out the paid whores who here to set up the candidate (Cain). I’ve seen this kind of crap happen before when the “establishment” needs to get rid of a good decent person.


10 posted on 10/30/2011 5:16:47 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wonder who hired them? We got another Judge Thomas deal going here?


11 posted on 10/30/2011 5:16:56 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Doogle

You read my mind!! lol


12 posted on 10/30/2011 5:16:56 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He will be Thomased all over again.


13 posted on 10/30/2011 5:17:03 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Sub-Driver

pubic hairs on a coke can again ?


14 posted on 10/30/2011 5:17:10 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: onyx

15 posted on 10/30/2011 5:17:13 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: Sub-Driver

Politico is like the Alphabets online. Leftist as hell.

Who funds them? Soros?


16 posted on 10/30/2011 5:17:59 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Anita Hill is back? Geez, whoda thunk it? I can’t wait for the woman Judge to come out and speak again. Geez what a riot that one was.


17 posted on 10/30/2011 5:18:16 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Sub-Driver

And the racist Left unleashes the smear campaign.


18 posted on 10/30/2011 5:18:30 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is shocking that something like this would arise. Good thing the press will not care cause its personal behavior; nothing to do with his job performance./sarc


19 posted on 10/30/2011 5:18:43 PM PDT by joelt
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To: Sub-Driver

Will America let this BS go on again?


20 posted on 10/30/2011 5:18:43 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep, false accusations of HC wanting to play “hide the pepperoni”.


21 posted on 10/30/2011 5:19:29 PM PDT by Molon Labbie ("It's free, swipe your EBT!")
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To: South40

We are not in virgin territory with this $hit anymore!


22 posted on 10/30/2011 5:19:51 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It was reported obama had larry sinclair in the back seat of a limo in chicago.


23 posted on 10/30/2011 5:20:50 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Sub-Driver

Dems do it, its only about sex. Repubs do it its the very worst thing. I believe it has gotten to the point where all this so called reporting by the MSM is being recognized as hypocritical bovine scat-ta. Most people are sick of it, except the Liberals who love to wallow in it and laugh at how its being eaten up by their loyal followers. Wow an October surprise a year ahead of schedule?


24 posted on 10/30/2011 5:21:19 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (CAIN 2012, AMERICA ,LETS GET BACK TO "BUSINESS"! ( w/ Alan West as SOD too))
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To: Sub-Driver

Right out of the liberal playbook!!!

25 posted on 10/30/2011 5:22:02 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: BenKenobi; TheConservativeParty; NoGrayZone; Kartographer; justsaynomore; MNJohnnie; PhilDragoo; ...
Herman Cain Ping!

FReep mail BenKenobi

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26 posted on 10/30/2011 5:22:03 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx

That took awhile...


27 posted on 10/30/2011 5:22:29 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Sub-Driver

What took so long?

I expected this liberal crap a while ago...as soon as he started creeping up in the polls.

Why?

Because we all know that liberals think of blacks as nothing more than animals and each as a potential sexual predator. That’s why they think that using these lies will hold sway with the American people, because they think all Americans have the same warped, degenerate, racist views that they have.

I EFFING HATE LIBERALS.


28 posted on 10/30/2011 5:22:35 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Karl Denninger has jumped the shark. Do not visit his blog.))
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To: Sub-Driver

They would have more credibility if they had come forward long ago. Now it appears to be nothing more than another lib smear.


29 posted on 10/30/2011 5:22:44 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Sub-Driver

What trash can did they dig these women out of?


30 posted on 10/30/2011 5:23:17 PM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Chickensoup

Well, now we can say for sure he has been Palined, Borked, and Thomased. This is just bizarre.
And I bet his poll numbers go up.


31 posted on 10/30/2011 5:23:26 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: onyx
True. Not unexpected but disgusting just the same.

Thanks for the ping, btw.

32 posted on 10/30/2011 5:24:32 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: Rocky

Not this time. It’ll be a good study in pre- vs post-internet media coverage.


33 posted on 10/30/2011 5:24:42 PM PDT by chiller ( Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: Sub-Driver

OH Baloney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the old attack Clarance Thomas strategy..won’t work and why should dems care? look at their GOD...Clinton.


34 posted on 10/30/2011 5:24:50 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: reefdiver

pubic hairs on a coke can again ?
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You must be pretty young if you don’t remember that.


35 posted on 10/30/2011 5:24:57 PM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: Sub-Driver

Time to put up a curtain of protection around this guy... no more will we sit passively listening as the MSM and the left tars and feathers our guy. I am Herman Cain!


36 posted on 10/30/2011 5:25:02 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bringing sexual harassment charges against an employer is a standard legal ploy.

It means nothing, unless they come up with names and facts. And if they do, I suspect it will still mean nothing.

Ambulance chasing.


37 posted on 10/30/2011 5:25:53 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm so sick of this.

I have worked with men and women on an assembly lines. It tends to get boring so conversations and jokes happen. ALL the men who I asked to keep it clean... have. Several of the woman laugh at my request and continue to tell x-rated jokes. They get away with it.

38 posted on 10/30/2011 5:26:07 PM PDT by lysie
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To: PapaNew

“Wonder who hired them”

My money is on union thugs.


39 posted on 10/30/2011 5:26:10 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Rocky

I honestly believe that they have cried wolf for so long, no body buys this crap anymore.
Besides, Clinton proved that certain sex isn’t really sex.

We were already predicting Anita II.
See,they didn’t disappointed us.
So so predictable.


40 posted on 10/30/2011 5:26:23 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Sub-Driver

lol

this is laughable, now they are trying to Bork him!

lol

they are starting to get scared.

Go Cain!


41 posted on 10/30/2011 5:26:28 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: BenKenobi

Yes. We’re not in virgin territory anymore.

Rejected females are evil!


42 posted on 10/30/2011 5:26:37 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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what next? long dong silver???


43 posted on 10/30/2011 5:26:39 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Sub-Driver
During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO.

How appropriate was the behavior by the women? Would their actions pass the "Laura Schlessinger" test? The tactic of finding women to complain is getting old.

44 posted on 10/30/2011 5:26:46 PM PDT by olezip
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To: Sub-Driver

Democrats never got past potty training so they do this with every candidate.


45 posted on 10/30/2011 5:27:07 PM PDT by Marcella (Newt will smash Obama in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I find it amazing that reporters can dig up S**t on any Republican running, but they still cannot dig up anything on Obama.

F the media.,these 4 journalists and any news source that gives Obama a break while digging up crap on any Republican that runs.’

Where are the stories about Nancy Dalesandro working as a B girl in Baltimore on the block before marrying Pelosi.

Yeah wouldn’t that be great? It doesn’t have to be true to make a good story, just spread around like these media agents spread around lies on Republicans.


46 posted on 10/30/2011 5:27:19 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Brilliant



47 posted on 10/30/2011 5:27:44 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: South40
Incompetent, ugly females.
48 posted on 10/30/2011 5:27:48 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures.

seems the damsels will have to payback the settlement.
49 posted on 10/30/2011 5:28:01 PM PDT by stylin19a (obama -> poster boy for Einstein's definition of insanity)
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This story, like the rock story on Perry, can be extremely damaging on its face. I hope the other candidates observe caution before commenting on this.


50 posted on 10/30/2011 5:28:30 PM PDT by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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