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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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To: Venturer

This was a Rove-Romney hit. The Rats would have waited until the election.


51 posted on 10/30/2011 5:28:46 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Sub-Driver

Clinton and the MSM Soros Owned DNC Press proved that even having had sex with them is A OK!

It’s a non issue.


52 posted on 10/30/2011 5:29:00 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Occupy is the DNC's use of children,indigent & infirm to push back TeaParty calls for smaller gov't)
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To: BenKenobi

Sorry, I meant with the accusation, not the ping. :)


53 posted on 10/30/2011 5:29:26 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Venturer

and where are the interviews with Obama’s old customers from his days of dealing cocaine?


54 posted on 10/30/2011 5:29:48 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why do I have a feeling those two women are big flaming libs and Cain probably said to them “I am a Conservative, I am for limited Government” and those two women said “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you said the C word, noooooooooooooo” and they fainted.


55 posted on 10/30/2011 5:30:22 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh crap! Well, better now than later. Go ahead and get this behind him. 2012 is going to be the nastiest election in history.


56 posted on 10/30/2011 5:30:54 PM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: Sub-Driver
Buried deep in the story...

Ron Magruder, Denise Marie Fugo and Joseph Fassler, the chair, vice chair and immediate past chairman of the National Restaurant Association board of directors at the time of Cain’s departure, said they hadn’t heard about any complaints regarding Cain making unwanted advances.

57 posted on 10/30/2011 5:32:03 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: onyx
lol! Well there's certainly no shortage of those.

Send them back to the shed with the other tools.

58 posted on 10/30/2011 5:32:16 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: Sub-Driver
Exclusive: Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior

Didn't we hear this same BULLSHIT regarding Clarence Thomas? The Dims must be really, really be afraid of the HERMANATOR. Hope old Herm keeps the lace panty, hand-wringing, pants wetters up all night.

59 posted on 10/30/2011 5:32:16 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Sub-Driver

I am surprised it took this long. They’ll take him down any way they can. It’s going to be Anita Hill all over again.


60 posted on 10/30/2011 5:32:39 PM PDT by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Im still waiting for the media to interview Larry Sinclair, who according to him, played “Find the pickle” with Obama in the back seat of a limo


61 posted on 10/30/2011 5:32:43 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: biggredd1

It was reported obama had larry sinclair in the back seat of a limo in chicago.
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Yes, but with Liberals accusations mean nothing. They could have a video of Obama in bed with a dead girl or a live boy and his adoring followers wouldn’t give a crap.


62 posted on 10/30/2011 5:33:51 PM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: Chickensoup
He will be Thomased all over again.

It won't work this time. Herman Cain is more vocal than Thomas. He's had years of experience handling rude liberal callers to his radio talk show. Add to that a certain element of "Been there, done that," and I predict the public simply will not stand for another high tech lynching of a black man simply because he's a conservative black man. I used to be a somewhat liberal person--until the Thomas hearings. I was appalled at the way he was treated by the sanctimonious, hypocritical Democrats in the Senate. That was what opened my eyes to the liberal bias in the media. All the media sided with Hill, but on C-SPAN, 90% of the callers were expressing their outrage at Hill and the Democrats.

If the Democrats want to permanently lose the black vote, they should go ahead and launch these charges against Cain. I can't wait.

63 posted on 10/30/2011 5:34:06 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Sub-Driver

Get the fork ready.


64 posted on 10/30/2011 5:34:23 PM PDT by Krankor (Electrical banana Is gonna be a sudden craze Electrical banana Is bound to be the very next phase)
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To: GoldenPup

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KARL ROVE and MITT ROMNEY are really, really be afraid of the HERMANATOR

This was NOT a Dem hit job...
65 posted on 10/30/2011 5:34:33 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: MestaMachine

Don’t forget what they did to alito and Roberts.
I will never forget the venomous disgusting questions and innuendos.


66 posted on 10/30/2011 5:34:46 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: onyx

Coming from a woman that means quite a bit.

Why are you so terrible with each other? I don’t understand that.


67 posted on 10/30/2011 5:34:59 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: giotto

This is coming from Romney, mark my words.


68 posted on 10/30/2011 5:35:15 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Remember...in spite of anita hill, Clarence Thomas was appointed and STILL IS a Supreme Court justice. And a good one too.
That being said, My prayers go up for Herman Cain.


69 posted on 10/30/2011 5:35:26 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: South40

WOO-HOO!


70 posted on 10/30/2011 5:35:45 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

I just clicked on this story to say that I don’t give a f*ck, Politoco.


71 posted on 10/30/2011 5:36:11 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
This is coming from Romney, mark my words.

Courtesy of Karl Rove.
72 posted on 10/30/2011 5:36:42 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Sub-Driver

They probably should have waited until he got the nomination. There’s not a whole lot of Cain supporters that are going to switch to Romney because of this garbage.


73 posted on 10/30/2011 5:37:12 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver. To be fair, the media shills manufactured things like this about Obama too. Like, for example, uh, uh...


74 posted on 10/30/2011 5:37:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jimbo123

Seriously, I don’t care if Cain paid them to give him BJ’s i’m voting for Cain!

Screw you Romney!


75 posted on 10/30/2011 5:37:57 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Antone that threatens to beat Romney is whacked. Every damn one of them.


76 posted on 10/30/2011 5:38:06 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Millions of us accuse Hussein of raping our freedoms and molesting our economy.


77 posted on 10/30/2011 5:40:10 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (H)
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To: Sub-Driver

high tech lynching


78 posted on 10/30/2011 5:40:10 PM PDT by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: chesty_puller

Rove-Romney are a nasty duo, aren’t they?


79 posted on 10/30/2011 5:40:15 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Brandonmark
Also buried on page three of the four page article;

Cain, who has been married to his wife Gloria for 43 years, did tell at least one campaign staffer this year about the possibility that claims of sexual harassment could surface, according to the aide. Cain, this person said, described a case in which he fired an employee in 1990s and the woman alleged sexual misconduct or harassment. Cain told the campaign staffer he had beaten the case and that the woman had paid for his legal fees. The aide had no further details.

80 posted on 10/30/2011 5:40:21 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find.” —James Carville, responding to Paula Jones’ sexual harassment allegations against Bill Clinton


81 posted on 10/30/2011 5:40:31 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

You beat me to it, but worth repeating.

“Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find.” —James Carville, responding to Paula Jones’ sexual harassment allegations against Bill Clinton


82 posted on 10/30/2011 5:41:59 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Sub-Driver
looks like they need to pay their settlement money back...
83 posted on 10/30/2011 5:42:09 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sub-Driver

I didn’t see this coming. /s

The establsiment types are predictably going through the old playbook.


84 posted on 10/30/2011 5:42:38 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

lol

yep, it’s a good thing we have already read that play book :)

All this does is make me even more committed to Cain.


85 posted on 10/30/2011 5:43:54 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.

Tells me all I need to know....


86 posted on 10/30/2011 5:44:05 PM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Clinton was in the ultimate position of power... and they claimed it was ‘just about sex’. This, after of course he went on the CBS evening news and apologized for ‘mistakes’ - he would never have won the primary if he didn’t do that.

My point is, if a man with a position of power as attorney general, as governor, then as President can write it all off as “just about sex”, anyone can.

Cain would do best to ignore it as much as possible, and when asked directly simply say “everyone who runs a business knows that these claims are quite common” and “I did nothing inappropriate”.


87 posted on 10/30/2011 5:44:05 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Romney or Perry, I bet. Cain volunteers have been warning of something like this from Perry’s campaign.


88 posted on 10/30/2011 5:44:24 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
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.

What part am I not getting here?

89 posted on 10/30/2011 5:44:51 PM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Sub-Driver

They will move forward with the Clarence Thomas treatment since there is a negro (Cain) that refuses to stay on the democrat plantation.


90 posted on 10/30/2011 5:45:09 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: justsaynomore

This has Romney’s fingerprints all of it.

Perry likes Cain.


91 posted on 10/30/2011 5:45:54 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Here we go....because he's a conservative black the meme is that he's a horny negro.

Gee, never mind their repeated defense of a President who actually got a bj in the oval office from a a female subordinate.

92 posted on 10/30/2011 5:46:08 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Sub-Driver

Vera Baker anyone???

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2104270/posts


93 posted on 10/30/2011 5:46:17 PM PDT by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver
Given the timing and nature,
this sounds like a typical ROMNEY DIRTY TRICK, Mr. Cain.

“And The Most Irresponsible Journalist Award Goes to The Politico’s Jonathan Martin!
So tell me, how do you write a “news” story about an organization paying for a speaker when you don’t 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 IFPC’s 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, didn’t 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 isn’t running for president) getting paid a speaker’s fee for (gasp) a public speaking appearance? ..
and then we’ve got Tim Albrecht quoted. He was the Iowa spokesman for Romney’s 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.

94 posted on 10/30/2011 5:46:41 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: mazda77

“Cain told the campaign staffer he had beaten the case and that the woman had paid for his legal fees. “

Case Closed.

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. Better luck next time, Rove-Romney.


95 posted on 10/30/2011 5:47:14 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I’m just telling you what I know.


96 posted on 10/30/2011 5:47:49 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: Doogle
Anita Hill

Yep, Bumpity, Bumpity, Bump!

97 posted on 10/30/2011 5:48:03 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: BobL
They probably should have waited until he got the nomination.

That tells me it's not the left behind this but one of Cain's RINO opponents.

98 posted on 10/30/2011 5:49:20 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: plain talk

I predicted a pubic-hair-in-my-pepperoni type lynching almost six months ago:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2715924/posts?page=33#33

The Rats desperately need a new playbook.


99 posted on 10/30/2011 5:50:09 PM PDT by kevao
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To: muawiyah

I disregard this kind of thing. I know from experience that women sometimes make totally unwarranted charges of this type and you can never be certain, it usually comes down to he said, she said. Men might do the same thing to women if they thought they could but they would be laughed at so they don’t.


100 posted on 10/30/2011 5:50:43 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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