Geraldo tried to pigeon hole Gordon, Cains campaign manager, by trying to get him to categorically deny the story or that payments were made... this is what they do, lay out an impossible scenario so that whatever you say, you become entrapped. You cant categorically deny the story, because it has not been fully flushed out yet... and you cannot categorically deny that payments were made, cause they probably were, but if you confirm that payments were made, they have the noose around your neck regardless the explanation... may God grant Cain wings of eagles, that he may soar above the filthy antics of these media elites and leftists bastards... and I account Geraldo a bastard.
Geraldo is lower then beetle dung.
This brings me back to 1991. I’m very, very skeptical of these charges. IMHO, the burde of proof is on the accusers, but I expect that the MSM will slaim otherwise.
Geraldo is a lawyer and should know that all, or almost all, settlement agreements contain a clause that the parties refrain from further talking about the case. Geraldo freaked out last night when this was mentioned.
Whorealdo lived up to his name. He was despicable. The story barely broke and he was fueling the fire, blowing it up as some huge story. Totally irresponsible. He should be reprimanded by Fox. He’s obviously a “racist”.
Let’s talk about Obama’s homosexuality! He was accused by one guy of soliciting and actually carrying through on it. It has been common knowledge that Obama frequented the gay community years ago with one night stands. Why wasn’t that ever investigated? Why does Obama always get a pass with the liberal media and Cain have to answer? Sexual harrassment is not the same as sexual activity. We’ll see how “fair and balanced” the MSM really is.
I really really loathe Geraldo. And the morons over at Politico, non-journalists. This sounds like another Anita Hill-type non-story. Unreal.
I’m thankful Sarah spoke out already on this guy...turn the tasbles right back at them, their credibility is dust.
Despite his antics and attempts to draw Cain's campaign in (and I have to say I do not think it was a smart move to call in to Geraldo, given his slant), the facts as I understand them to date are these:
On one side (Politico) you have this:
We have a report where we know nothing about the accusers and the specifics of the accusations from a dozen years ago.
They, at this point, are simply reported very vaguely by Politico: episodes that left the women upset and offended and physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable," and that, "they regarded as improper in a professional relationship.
We have allegation of payoff in the five figure range, but again, nothing specific. IMHO, until the accusers come up with something much more specific, like names, dates and places, it is going to continue to be nothing more than an attemted smear campaign from my perspecitve.
Maybe Politico has more...time will tell, but at this point, it's not out there.
Ron Magruder, Denise Marie Fugo and Joseph Fassler, the chair, vice chair and immediate past chairman of the National Restaurant Association board of directors through the entire time of Cains position at the Restruant Association, said they hadnt heard about any complaints regarding Cain making unwanted advances.
I have never heard that. It would be news to me, said Fugo, who runs a Cleveland, Ohio, catering company, adding such behavior would be totally out of character for the Cain she knew. Hes very gracious.
Fassler, who helped bring Cain on board as CEO of the restaurant association, said that any inappropriate behavior was not brought to his attention and that he would be upset to learn it had gone on and he was not made aware of it.
Thats a shock to me, Fassler said. As an officer during all of Hermans years there as a paid executive none of that stuff ever surfaced to me. Nobody ever called me, complained about this, nor did I ever hear that from Peter Kilgore, nor did I ever hear that from Herman Cain.
Fassler who ran a Phoenix food-service company and finished his term as chairman the month before Cains June 1999 departure but remained on the boards executive committee described Cain as treating men and women identically and asserted it was not within his character to make unwanted advances. Its not what I know of him, Fassler said.
Much like Fassler, almost all board members remember Cain fondly and say he left on good terms.
Cain was extremely professional and fair to female staffers at the restaurant association, recalled Lee Ellen Hayes, who said she worked fairly closely with Cain in the late 1990s, when she was an executive at the National Restaurant Association Education Fund, a Chicago-based offshoot of the group.
Cains treatment of women was the same as his treatment of men. Herman treated everyone great, said Mary Ann Cricchio, who was elected to the board of the restaurant group in 1998. She said Cain left such a good impression on the organization that when he spoke at a group event in January of this year, as he was considering a presidential bid, he had unanimous support in the room.
So, at this pont, who you gonna believe?