Skip to comments.Plot thickens around NRA, Dick Marriott, Mitt Romney and NOW Sharon Bialek
Posted on 11/07/2011 8:55:39 PM PST by syriacus
Bialek was fired from NRAEF.(NRA Educational Fund)
Two earlier FR threads discuss multiple connections between Romney and Dick Marriott and between Dick Marriott and NRA.
One thread mentions the fact that Dick Marriott, former head of NRA, hosts tournaments for NRA funds and has participated in a tournament which benefits NRAEF.
A google search (http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Nraef+marriott&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz35) shows that Dick Marriott was awarded recognition by the NRAEF in the past.
So how does Bialeck play into it?
Perry Operative Chris Wilson Accuses Cain Of Sexual Harassment
To Politico, Of Course
Boston Globe said that Dick Marriott could not be involved in the Sexual harrassment leak because he stepped down as treasurer and as head of NRA BEFORE Cain scandal allegedly took place.
FR thread showed Marriott maintains connections with NRA and NRAEF
Marriott just hosted a tournament to benefit a different NRA fund.
Yahoo search results show Dick Marriott received award from NRAEF as did brother Bill.
Search results from between 11pm and Midnight, 11/7/2011
ERROR: It was a Yahoo search, not a Google search, which showed Dick Marriott received an award from NRAEF.
URL for results of Yahoo search which shows Dick Marriott got NRAEF Award
Can’t seem to find mention of Dick Marriot as a recipient on actual NRAEF web page, though Yahoo results page shows he was mentioned (as you can see in the screen shot)
Dick Marriott is on the board of the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation which has made a $150,000 commitment to the Pro-Start program of the NRAEF
If she hasn’t been with NRAEF since the 1990s, what’s the point?
But there is no evidence that Marriott would have been in a position to know about the allegations. Marriott was chairman of the National Restaurant Association board of directors for a single year-long term, beginning in May 1992..
Cain took over as vice president at the same time.
But according to the Politico story and to Cain, the sexual harassment claims were brought when he was chairman of the association, from 1996 to 1999 after Marriott left
I maintain that the Boston Globe is beyond naive
Marriott and Romney have maintained connections through the years and Marriott has maintained connections with the NRA/NRAEF through the years.
Marriott has participated in NRAEF tournaments and hosted tournament which benefited NRA foundations. The most recent was the Dick Marriot SAFE Golf Invitational, which happened to take place 2 weeks ago.
I maintain that Marriott, and his NRA buddies, had plenty of opportunity to learn about the Cain scandal.
I can't imagine folks NOT talking about 2012 election, as they met to participate in NRA fundraising events.
Marriott (and his crowd) was in a position to hear details of Cain scandal. Marriott was in a position to pressure NRA to keep details about complaints and settlements away from Cain.