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KEY- Sharon claims that Herman Cain upgraded her room at the Hilton 14 years ago?

Posted on 11/08/2011 3:04:15 PM PST by dictatorMA

Why isn't someone tracking down Sharon's claim that Herman Cain upgraded her room at the Hilton 14 years ago???? Seems to me that if they can de-bunk that claim by her, he is home free as her story will completely crumble.
The double standard our people face is unbelievable and highly depressing.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bialek; cain; hermancain; hilton; hotel; upgrade

1 posted on 11/08/2011 3:04:19 PM PST by dictatorMA
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To: dictatorMA

My guess is that records are not kept for 14 years.


2 posted on 11/08/2011 3:05:29 PM PST by avacado
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To: dictatorMA

I’ll bet you that they are completely unverifiable. No telling of the IRS/HSA/FBI can burrow back to 2001, but otherwise who cares?


3 posted on 11/08/2011 3:07:09 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: dictatorMA

I don’t think it’s possible to call up a hotel and pay them to upgrade someone else’s room that you didn’t pay for to begin with.


4 posted on 11/08/2011 3:10:33 PM PST by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: dictatorMA

I suspect she was upgraded or she would not have mentioned such a otherwise meaningless factoid. If he did upgrade her room, he probably had some staff person do it - something not at all uncommon, especially where large organizations have special deals with hotels. We use to do that frequently when we had out-of-town visitors with a Company I ran, and I myself have had my reservations upgraded after the fact by businesses with similar special rate deals with hotels without me ever asking them to do it.


5 posted on 11/08/2011 3:14:41 PM PST by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: Terry Mross

It would certainly surprise me if you could, since you’d be committing someone else’s credit card. I’m sure Bialek called the Hilton before she came forward to make sure that her story couldn’t be “verified” by the Hilton.


6 posted on 11/08/2011 3:16:16 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: avacado

CNN busted her on this today. She contradicted the story by saying that Cain asked her where she was staying.

She claims this high level of moral authority, yet, her finances and her life are a mess. She needs to shut her stupid piehole.


7 posted on 11/08/2011 3:22:14 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: dictatorMA

It’s the key question, and I can’t believe the press didn’t ask it. Are they even looking? One is that I know of: Geraghty at NRO has called the Hilton, but has no answer, at least not yet. The press conference was a FAIL all around. The press and the candidate were both retailing generalities. Specifics like the hotel have to be addressed, and either proven or disproven.


8 posted on 11/08/2011 3:25:15 PM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: dictatorMA

He upgraded her hotel room, wined her and dined her and wined her some more at the hotel, then goes for the Lewinski in the front seat of the car. Yeah, that adds up.


9 posted on 11/08/2011 3:25:19 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: dictatorMA

I said this exact same thing to my husband and son. it would be interesting to find out if Gloria had already contacted them to find out if they keep records back that far


10 posted on 11/08/2011 3:25:23 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: dictatorMA

Upgrading her room proves nothing... whether he did or didn’t.


11 posted on 11/08/2011 3:26:51 PM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: dictatorMA

From my experience, hotels will not tell anyone what room you are in unless given permission to do so. I call bs...


12 posted on 11/08/2011 3:27:15 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: dictatorMA

That would require a random act of journalism.


13 posted on 11/08/2011 3:28:34 PM PST by Kevin in California
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To: kimoajax

There were plenty of meaningless factoids. She remembers what she was wearing but can’t remember the exact date. And show me a CEO who will (out of the blue) have dinner with an employee who was fired (with just cause, I might add). This busy man, without her making an appointment...if she did it wasn’t through his Administrative Assistant...would somehow make contact with this person. How did she contact him? How likely is it she had his private number? Why the heck would she go to the CEO to get a job back (who wouldn’t be responsible for a low level hires). Anyway, she checks into her room. Did she make contact with him? How? Did she call the NRA? Because I don’t know a CEO who answers his own phone, do you? The point of an AA is to screen him from frivolous things like this. And even if she had contacted him ahead of time wouldn’t he take the time to look at her file? Seriously there are way too many holes here.

Oh, and if I was going to have a little tryst with some trashy little skank, I wouldn’t ask her to service me in a car. I’m going back to the cushy room. There is absolutely no logic to this woman’s story. Did she find this plot in a porn movie or something?

Cindie


14 posted on 11/08/2011 3:30:18 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: dictatorMA

I doubt records exist or they’d have them, but I don’t see how this is relevant, other than in a very circumstantial sense. Even if he upgraded her room that doesn’t prove he groped her as she claims - the two acts are totally independent.


15 posted on 11/08/2011 3:31:38 PM PST by bigbob
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To: dictatorMA

Hubby was thinking that Herman Cain missed a great opportunity in his press conference this afternoon. When asked about the veracity of his accusers, hubby said that Herman should ask the members of the MSM who were asking the questions, why THEY’RE not doing some investigation of these charges, to discover their veracity, since they clearly don’t trust Cain’s denials.


16 posted on 11/08/2011 3:35:10 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: gardencatz

Excellent analysis. You can always tell a liar by the way they embellish, and by how they give an over-detailed account.

This part was hilarious: “He reached for my genitals.” ROFL! Without the aid of a table with stirrups?


17 posted on 11/08/2011 3:35:25 PM PST by Palladin (Newt/Cain)
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To: gardencatz

All true, Cindie, but I still think that critical analysis of the likelihood of her statement won’t be nearly as effective as disproving the hotel claim or some such thing. At this point, someone has to *demonstrate* that she’s lying, not just argue that it’s likely. I know that the burden shouldn’t have to be on Cain, but this is politics and that really is what someone needs to do. The press won’t dig (except for Geraghty at NRO), because they want Cain gone. So they spin and spin (the lazy bums). At the end of the day, Cain doesn’t get off without contrary proof. I hate it, but that’s what he needs.


18 posted on 11/08/2011 3:38:32 PM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Terry Mross

It is possible because I’ve taken care of things like this for clients under special circumstance. However, you have to provide credit documentation and complete specific forms to do it. If Cain did this himself, he would have had to have provided copies of a credit card, ID, and a signature authorization to make it happen. If the records still exist, it could be easily verified.

I don’t believe someone in his position would ever do something like that or even know how to do it.


19 posted on 11/08/2011 3:40:53 PM PST by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: Chandalier

If this woman was fired for falsely accusing someone of sexual harrassment and Cain took her to dinner, he’s got lousy judgement.


20 posted on 11/08/2011 3:44:28 PM PST by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: dictatorMA

Bialek said yesterday that her boyfriend at the time booked the room for her, which I thought was a strange fact to include in her statement. What relevance does that have, whether she booked it or the boyfriend booked it? By the way if it was booked under Bialek’s boyfriend’s name, unless Cain is a mindreader how could he unilaterally upgrade her room? He wouldn’t know the name it was under.


21 posted on 11/08/2011 3:45:47 PM PST by crusader71
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To: Genoa

>> It’s the key question, and I can’t believe the press didn’t ask it. Are they even looking?

ARE YOU SERIOUS? C’mon... this is the PRESS you’re talking about! It’s not like they’re *investigative reporters* or anything...

:-)


22 posted on 11/08/2011 3:47:49 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: crusader71

Thw woman’s read way too many Danielle Steel novels.


23 posted on 11/08/2011 3:47:59 PM PST by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: dps.inspect
Upgrading her room proves nothing... whether he did or didn’t.

His not upgrading her room does prove one thing - she's a liar, on at least that point. If she fabricated the room upgrade story, it raises a question as to her basic credibility. What else might she be lying about? Everything?

24 posted on 11/08/2011 3:59:47 PM PST by Bob
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To: Chandalier

I travel extensively with professional and amateur racing teams. I have never been able to get anything changed in my team supplied room outside of adding my CC information for anything additional than the group paid for the room.

Also, as we check in en-mass we are usually not aware of the room numbers of teammates. When I go to, or call, the front desk to ask for the room of a particular person, they will call from the front desk and hand me the phone or make the connection via switchboard telling me at both that they are not permitted to give me the room number.

If we want to change the rooms in any way, the logistics person must make the call and provide the card number to make any changes.

So from my experience, she is lying and they feel there is no way to cross verify this.

With that said, seeing she has declared bankruptcy two times and recently had an asset seizure ruling set against her, her debtors information is a matter of public record and a very good investigator can track that information down. The only thing missing is the date which all of this was alleged to have happened.

So many things like rental cars, airline tickets (which they have to keep the information because of security practices) the landscape is rich with resources but it won’t be accomplished tomorrow or anytime reasonably soon enough to matter to the primaries.


25 posted on 11/08/2011 4:04:07 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: dictatorMA

Turn on mark Levine - she used to work for CBS and people there said she had a ‘reputation’. He’s playing tapes from a morning show from Chicago where people who knew her said she probably went after Cain when the car was parked ...


26 posted on 11/08/2011 4:10:48 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: Right Cal Gal
It would certainly surprise me if you could, since you’d be committing someone else’s credit card.

This isn't THATout of the ordinary. I don't know how often it happens, but it does happen. A good friend of mine's family owned a Hilton hotel in Arkansas. I went down to New Orleans one Summer on a regular booked room. They found out I was going down there and staying at the Hilton, and voila I had a much nicer room.

27 posted on 11/08/2011 4:15:39 PM PST by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: gardencatz

Cindie,

You suffer from an overabundance of common sense. Get with the narrative! Evil Black conservatives just want white women to molest. /sarc off


28 posted on 11/08/2011 4:20:05 PM PST by neocon1984
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To: crusader71

I’m not sure how 3rd party reservations work, but if the bf called to reserve a room under Bialek’s name, I think he could still use his credit card. 1997 was before online reservations, could have been thru his travel agent. I just wonder how long Hilton keeps these records. Should be a lengthy period of time but I’m not sure 15 years.

Also, I don’t understand how this woman, unknown to Cain, would call to make a dinner date with him to talk about getting a job. Especially since a branch of the trade association he was running had just fired her.

Years ago I was moving from once city to another. A man I knew in the destination city arranged interviews for me with his client in that city. All of it was done at the client’s offices during the day. IF she called to discuss employment opportunities, why didn’t she meet him at the NRA offices?


29 posted on 11/08/2011 4:28:18 PM PST by EDINVA (We Can't Wait, either)
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To: dictatorMA

Actually that is wrong. I remember when everyone was screaming that Cinton was a serial sexual abuser and that the WH should not have such a person as Pres.

Frankly the double standard is that now Conservs are ready to overlook Cains Alleged behavior. Makes us all look like hypocrites. IMO


30 posted on 11/08/2011 4:35:11 PM PST by marty60
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To: marty60

I disagree Marty. Paula Jones proved her case. Clinton committed perjury, and lied under oath.

These cases aren’t even remotely the same.

I don’t believe any of these women.l Why? Because ALL of the accusation cases were found to be BASELESS.

That vindicates Cain. Clinton still rots in his lies and Impeachment.


31 posted on 11/08/2011 4:37:16 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Danae

How do you know they are baseless? because Cain said so?

He also said there will be more coming, how does he know that?


32 posted on 11/08/2011 4:39:32 PM PST by marty60
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To: Genoa

Would the hotel even keep records that far back? I don’t know if something like that can be proved. Do the credit card companies even keep credit card records that long? If so you’d have to go through every card he may have had back then, including company cards. Considering how often he was on the road have we even established he was there when she was? Would there be any kind of record of his schedule this many years after he was there? My guess is someone made some attempt to prove her claim (bet reporters were on it like white on rice).

Cindie


33 posted on 11/08/2011 4:41:09 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: gardencatz
And show me a CEO who will (out of the blue) have dinner with an employee who was fired (with just cause, I might add).

Ditto that. She was wearing a tattoo on her forehead which said..."trying to entrap the CEO of the firm that just fired me."

Cain has been around the block...he ain't gonna fall for that.

But if you have an authoritative source for her cause for separation, I would like it so I can spread it around. Word is that she was fired for false accusations of "sexy harassment"...but no source of substance has been offered (just that Macsmind blog IIRC).

Please provide update if one is available.

34 posted on 11/08/2011 4:57:16 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Politics ain't beanbag!)
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To: RoosterRedux
Just for the heck of it I called Marriott Accounting tonight where I am a preffered member becuase I travel extensively for work. I told them I was dealing with a tax issue covering the years of 1997-1998 (same timeframe as the alleged upgrade at the Hilton). I told them I needed hotel receipts from a series of stays. They said they COULD in fact help me but it would take them up to a week to reserach the records WHICH ARE KEPT THAT FAR BACK!!!! They provided me with instructions on where to send the inquiry etc... So here is my questions, if I could learn that in less than 5 minutes about MArriott, why cant someone at Cain's camp do the same with the Hilton folks????
This is the WAY to totally discredit this woman if in fact she is lying.
35 posted on 11/08/2011 6:38:19 PM PST by dictatorMA (Allen back up again)
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To: RoosterRedux
Just for the heck of it I called Marriott Accounting tonight where I am a preffered member becuase I travel extensively for work. I told them I was dealing with a tax issue covering the years of 1997-1998 (same timeframe as the alleged upgrade at the Hilton). I told them I needed hotel receipts from a series of stays. They said they COULD in fact help me but it would take them up to a week to reserach the records WHICH ARE KEPT THAT FAR BACK!!!! They provided me with instructions on where to send the inquiry etc... So here is my questions, if I could learn that in less than 5 minutes about MArriott, why cant someone at Cain's camp do the same with the Hilton folks????
This is the WAY to totally discredit this woman if in fact she is lying.
36 posted on 11/08/2011 6:40:17 PM PST by dictatorMA (Allen back up again)
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To: RoosterRedux
Just for the heck of it I called Marriott Accounting tonight where I am a preffered member becuase I travel extensively for work. I told them I was dealing with a tax issue covering the years of 1997-1998 (same timeframe as the alleged upgrade at the Hilton). I told them I needed hotel receipts from a series of stays. They said they COULD in fact help me but it would take them up to a week to reserach the records WHICH ARE KEPT THAT FAR BACK!!!! They provided me with instructions on where to send the inquiry etc... So here is my questions, if I could learn that in less than 5 minutes about MArriott, why cant someone at Cain's camp do the same with the Hilton folks????
This is the WAY to totally discredit this woman if in fact she is lying.
37 posted on 11/08/2011 6:40:23 PM PST by dictatorMA (Allen back up again)
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To: dictatorMA

Jim Geraghty tried to get them and they said they would not release records for privacy reasons. If Cain was telling the truth, why would he not try to have them released?

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/282640/hilton-hotels-we-will-not-release-any-information-cain-stays-or-upgrades


38 posted on 11/09/2011 2:06:48 AM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Fred
"CNN busted her on this today. She contradicted the story by saying that Cain asked her where she was staying."

Wow! Do you have a link for that?

39 posted on 11/09/2011 6:46:43 AM PST by avacado
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