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Lawyer for Cain’s accuser: On second thought, she’d rather not relive this publicly (VAPORS!)
Hotair ^ | 11/04/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 11/04/2011 2:34:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

No video yet, but it sure sounds like that’s the end of that. For now.

Who knew the big finale would end Sopranos-style?

Bennett said his client sees “no value” in revisiting the issue now, but “stands by the complaint that she made.”

Bennett said his client would disagree with Cain’s characterization of the alleged harassment incidents.

He confirmed that the alleged harassment occurred in 1999 over a period of “at least a month or two.” There was “more than one incident,” he said.

And here’s the key part of the statement from the NRA:

“Based upon the information currently available, we can confirm that more than a decade ago, in July 1999, Mr. Bennett’s client filed a formal internal complaint, in accordance with the Association’s existing policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. Mr. Herman Cain disputed the allegations in the complaint. The Association and Mr. Bennett’s client subsequently entered into an agreement to resolve the matter, without any admission of liability. Mr. Cain was not a party to that agreement. The agreement contains mutual confidentiality obligations. Notwithstanding the Association’s ongoing policy of maintaining the privacy of all personnel matters, we have advised Mr. Bennett that we are willing to waive the confidentiality of this matter and permit Mr. Bennett’s client to comment. As indicated in Mr. Bennett’s statement, his client prefers not to be further involved with this matter and we will respect her decision.

Does that waiver apply only to today’s statement or is it a general waiver that would allow her to speak if she changes her mind down the road? Because if he’s the nominee, the left will be keenly interested in hearing from her, especially now that the promise of multiple incidents has been dangled in front of them. And the worse the economy looks, the keener that interest will be. There is, or was, potential for this to hurt him among GOP primary voters too, but unless something more specific than gossip like this drops, that potential’s gone now. WaPo’s new poll, conducted after the Politico story broke, finds him still neck and neck with Romney, with 70 percent saying the allegations won’t matter to their vote. There’s room for that to change — 37 percent of Republicans polled called the charges a “serious matter” — but it’s 4:45 p.m. ET on Friday as I write this and, after a full week of accusations, we still have yet to hear a single credible detailed account of what happened between him and the accusers. Hard to believe anyone’s vote is changing based on that.

Here’s CBS’s report on the settlement agreement that was signed between the NRA and one of the accusers in September 1999 (yes, 9/99). Cain himself didn’t sign, and had actually left the NRA in June of that year; it’s unclear if the woman filed the complaint before or after he departed. CBS points to that as evidence that Cain really might not have known about the settlement, as he first asserted earlier this week. Could be, but he did find out about the underlying accusations at some point: Remember, he told Richard Miniter that he mentioned them to Curt Anderson back in 2003 when he was a Senate candidate. Ah well. Maybe the timeline will be clarified in one of Politico’s next 90 stories about this.

Update: Jim Geraghty summarizes the argument from the accuser’s lawyer thusly: “I won’t say what he did, but trust me, he’s guilty of wrongdoing.”

Update: Interesting question from Nate Silver. Cain’s numbers probably won’t shrink because of this, but will the way the campaign handled things create a ceiling on his support?


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KEYWORDS: hermancain; martinfails; obamafails; romneyfails; rovefails; sexualharassment
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1 posted on 11/04/2011 2:34:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I assume the second woman, the one who settled for $45,000, is also now freed from the confidentiality agreement and free to speak.


2 posted on 11/04/2011 2:36:46 PM PDT by sklar
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To: SeekAndFind
Does that waiver apply only to today’s statement or is it a general waiver that would allow her to speak if she changes her mind down the road?
Of course it's open-ended. They are obviously not interested in trying to accomplish the impossible: keeping a lid on this.

The question is, what is the "this". Obviously it's nothing, or the woman would have spoken today.

3 posted on 11/04/2011 2:37:20 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d bet these women are nothing to write home about. I mean, they’re probably liberals.


4 posted on 11/04/2011 2:39:28 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What kind of a patriot is she?

If Herman Cain’s behavior was so egregious - she has a moral obligation to describe it.

And Herman Cain has a right to confront his accuser.

The truth should be set free - no more snide allegations - no more hiding behind the law - and no more hiding the facts.


5 posted on 11/04/2011 2:39:55 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Polutico is looking like a bunch of racist fools!

Couldn't have happened a more liberal group of jerks.

6 posted on 11/04/2011 2:40:06 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: samtheman
No matter what this has to be settled soon. These women have to speak.

For all we know the Obama team has dipped into the slush fund for a seven figure payout to keep quiet until Oct 2012.

Damn this has to be resolved! We cannot assume this will just stop. This will come back up unless it's resolved now and Obama/Soros has the dough to spring it when they want.

7 posted on 11/04/2011 2:41:08 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Lawyer for Cain’s accuser: On second thought, she’d rather not relive this publicly (VAPORS!)

Most specially if the charge was false.

She might have to return the "protection money."

8 posted on 11/04/2011 2:41:21 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“stands by the complaint that she made.”

We now know that the unidentified accuser stands by the unknown complaint that she made. We now know all the facts about this non-story.

9 posted on 11/04/2011 2:43:30 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I wonder if someone is now paying her not to talk so that this thing can drag on and on and on - in an attempt to see if the drip, drip, drip will damage Cain.
The truth may not be quite as tantalizing as the speculation.
10 posted on 11/04/2011 2:44:03 PM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: SeekAndFind
CAIN WINS! And now NO ONE will be talking about this all weekend, because the jury is about to convict "Dr" Conrad Murray (or not) in the death of Michael Jackson. CAIN WINS AGAIN!

The Obama staffers called "POLITICO" must be FREAKING OUT. Because if Cain wins they have a little over a year as an entity. There is no way in hell a President Cain will let them anywhere near the White House.

11 posted on 11/04/2011 2:46:14 PM PDT by montag813
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To: SeekAndFind

HEY BEYOTCH

YOU STARTED THIS

YOU DONT GET TO SAY “NEVERMIND” AFTER YOU ATTEMPTED TO RUIN SOMEONE’S LIFE


12 posted on 11/04/2011 2:46:22 PM PDT by Mr. K (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.)
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To: Mr. K
Don't worry. You see we Republicans love getting our nuts kicked in.

She's been gotten to. She will get the big payout to go public during the national.

13 posted on 11/04/2011 2:47:58 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So is Allahpunit going to recant his role in pushing this slander now?


14 posted on 11/04/2011 2:50:03 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SeekAndFind

This has all become plain stupid...

I’m not a Cain supporter but all this is a HUGE crock.

I do wish Cain would lay off accusing Perry without hard evidence—suspicion isn’t good enough.


15 posted on 11/04/2011 2:50:37 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: sklar

Statement from the National Restaurant Association

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802677/posts

Cain accuser attorney: Client sees ‘no value’ in revisiting issue

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802657/posts

This is Cain winning. Complete abject surrender to Cain by the smear bots. They were offered the chance to defend their accusations in the open and the smearbots ran.

Now the question remains, who shopped the smear around to Politico? I suspect Romney and Rove are the authors. Both of the them have a history of these sort of sleazy political tactics


16 posted on 11/04/2011 2:50:49 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SeekAndFind

Somebody needs to tell this shyster lawyer that his 15 minutes are up. He can sleeze his way back under his rock now.


17 posted on 11/04/2011 2:51:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Mr. K
Actually, she may not have started this. Someone else likely orchestrated the whole thing, dragged her into it, they proceeded and she bailed on them seeing the public response.

Obama? Romney? Perry?...hmmmmm....

18 posted on 11/04/2011 2:51:45 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SeekAndFind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaTElBljOE
19 posted on 11/04/2011 2:53:32 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: normy

Statement from the National Restaurant Association

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802677/posts

Cain accuser attorney: Client sees ‘no value’ in revisiting issue

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802657/posts

This is Cain winning. Complete abject surrender to Cain by the smear bots. They were offered the chance to defend their accusations in the open and the smearbots ran.

Now the question remains, who shopped the smear around to Politico? I suspect Romney and Rove are the authors. Both of the them have a history of these sort of sleazy political tactics


20 posted on 11/04/2011 2:54:23 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SeekAndFind

Whatever the complaint, I assume the woman realizes how frivolous it was, and it would most likely be more embarrassing to her than to Cain, whether true or not.


21 posted on 11/04/2011 2:55:02 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: Riodacat

It’s over.

Statement from the National Restaurant Association

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802677/posts

Cain accuser attorney: Client sees ‘no value’ in revisiting issue

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802657/posts

This is Cain winning. Complete abject surrender to Cain by the smear bots. They were offered the chance to defend their accusations in the open and the smearbots ran.

Now the question remains, who shopped the smear around to Politico? I suspect Romney and Rove are the authors. Both of the them have a history of these sort of sleazy political tactics


22 posted on 11/04/2011 2:55:18 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie
The reason the client sees no value in revisiting it is because the value is in holding on to it for the general. Lots of value in that. This aint over unfortunately.
23 posted on 11/04/2011 2:56:01 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: samtheman

Statement from the National Restaurant Association

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802677/posts

Cain accuser attorney: Client sees ‘no value’ in revisiting issue

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802657/posts

This is Cain winning. Complete abject surrender to Cain by the smear bots. They were offered the chance to defend their accusations in the open and the smearbots ran.

Now the question remains, who shopped the smear around to Politico? I suspect Romney and Rove are the authors. Both of the them have a history of these sort of sleazy political tactics


24 posted on 11/04/2011 2:56:18 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: normy

I wonder if the accusers are slated for a full makeover and some nips and tucks, so they can reappear on TV in October of 2012.


25 posted on 11/04/2011 2:59:04 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: MNJohnnie
This is Cain winning. Complete abject surrender to Cain by the smear bots. They were offered the chance to defend their accusations in the open and the smearbots ran.

Their accusations were adjudicated when they occurred and they BOTH won large cash settlements.

What is the "smear" in your mind? The allegations themselves (back in 1999)? Or the fact that the allegations were brought to public awareness?

26 posted on 11/04/2011 3:00:08 PM PDT by sklar
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To: reformedliberal

Oh I would guess you’ve nailed it. Just damn. Scheduled the interview with lovely ladies of The View, the works.


27 posted on 11/04/2011 3:02:00 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: MNJohnnie
Now the question remains, who shopped the smear around to Politico? I suspect Romney and Rove are the authors

As I posted in another thread:
In all crimes, you look at those who have means, motive and opportunity.
Romney will never get Cain's supporters regardless of whatever may happen - nor did Romney have anyone in his camp (that we know of) have info regarding the allegations.
OTOH, Perry camp believes Cain's supporters could switch to him and they do have someone in their camp who was aware that Herman had a potential issue.
Means, motive and opportunity - it may not prove guilt, but it should at least arouse suspicion.

28 posted on 11/04/2011 3:05:55 PM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: sklar

No they did not get “huge cash settlement”! They got the minimal fee any business would pay to make a frivolously lawsuit go away

The smear is this attempt, like you are doing, to spin rumor, innuendo and accusation into something it is not.

READ the threads here. The accusers were offered the opportunity to come out and make their accusations in the open. They refused to do it.

Rumor, innuendo and accusation are not facts. When challenge to provide the facts, the smear bots ran.

Statement from the National Restaurant Association

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802677/posts

Cain accuser attorney: Client sees ‘no value’ in revisiting issue

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802657/posts


29 posted on 11/04/2011 3:07:38 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: reformedliberal; normy
No one will take them seriously then. They had the chance to com forward and refused.

So nice try Perrybots to pimp the slander but it is over. You will now have to try and win on the issues

30 posted on 11/04/2011 3:09:42 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: normy

No there is not. 1st question will be “why did you not come out when you were offered the chance a year ago by the Cain camp”

So nice try to keep pimping the smear, but it is all over. You will have to now try to win it for Perry on the issues


31 posted on 11/04/2011 3:10:59 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SeekAndFind
Joel Bennett enjoys a good scheme with John Podesta

Whenever Team Romney had rumors they wanted to start about other candidates,
Jonathan Martin has been their go-to guy to get those rumors in writing in front of a national audience.

“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.

32 posted on 11/04/2011 3:16:34 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: normy
No one will care, except those wondering, wistfully, what might have been.

I'll be sure to look forward to your posts on it in Oct 2012.

33 posted on 11/04/2011 3:17:03 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: MNJohnnie
Wow man, just wow. You have been in politics for 30 years and your this naive? Did you ever think the country was more important to us than electing our guy? I back Perry because i think he's the best candidate but I will certainly vote for Cain should he be chosen.

I have never said I wouldn't vote for him or any Republican for that matter should they win the nomination, unlike several Cain supporters on FR.

I want to win more than I want Perry and if you think this is over you are not very savvy.

34 posted on 11/04/2011 3:17:34 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy
You may be right.

On the other hand, did you hear Rush today?
He brought up Larry Sinclair (yes, he went there!)

Point is, two can play that game.

35 posted on 11/04/2011 3:17:58 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: normy
You may be right.

On the other hand, did you hear Rush today?
He brought up Larry Sinclair (yes, he went there!)

Point is, two can play that game.

36 posted on 11/04/2011 3:18:00 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: stormhill
No it's not. Larry Sinclair? Really?

We had him, Rev. Wright, a guy named Hussien who was raised by Communist and had an African father. His political career was launched by a known domestic terrorist.

We got the living snot beat out of us.

37 posted on 11/04/2011 3:21:08 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy

Nice try to cling to the failed smear Normy but it is all over. NO one is going to ever take this woman seriously after she refused to come forward now.

So how about you quit trying to pump life into the failed smear and try making a case FOR your candidate instead?


38 posted on 11/04/2011 3:24:40 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

See ya buddy.


39 posted on 11/04/2011 3:26:14 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Maybe the fact the Cain people threatened legal actions...and all that nasty stuff like "discovery" would reveal the utter baseless nature of these claims....

Or maybe she figured out she is being used as a "Useless idiot"

40 posted on 11/04/2011 3:26:42 PM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: MNJohnnie

i thought if this occurred during clinton years,
it didn’t count. it’s just about sex,
everyone does it, it’s between a man and his wife,
the politics of personal destruction, yada, yada, yada.


41 posted on 11/04/2011 3:28:38 PM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: normy
We got the living snot beat out of us.

Forgive me if I appear contentious but that defeat was a function of nominating a RINO. From my perspective you just made the case against your boy.

42 posted on 11/04/2011 3:29:33 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: normy

Sorry Normy but your attempt to pimp a dead smear for Perry is getting patheitic now


43 posted on 11/04/2011 3:33:29 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SeekAndFind
Put out up or shut up!

She shut up.

How $$ did Atty Bennett get for this charade?

44 posted on 11/04/2011 3:33:45 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: stars & stripes forever
We now know all the facts about this non-story.

I'm not sure she ever existed.

45 posted on 11/04/2011 3:39:06 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Oh, Johnnie, you know better than that! They never stop. They never bother to get a different playbook. They are contemptuous of us, full of themselves and confident the DBM has their back.

They are zombies. They will be back.


46 posted on 11/04/2011 3:39:54 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: reformedliberal

Who are we up against, the Terminator?


47 posted on 11/04/2011 3:46:47 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: Publius6961
"Lawyer for Cain’s accuser: On second thought, she’d rather not relive this publicly (VAPORS!)"

This 'scandal' just came out during Cain's run for the presidency - so what publicity, exactly would she have to relive?

48 posted on 11/04/2011 3:48:16 PM PDT by LADY J ( Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale))
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To: normy

You could be right. Obama could be buying their silence now and they screeching later. The only problem is, they most likely have nothing to screech about.


49 posted on 11/04/2011 3:56:12 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: MNJohnnie

It is turning out well for Herman.

Now I’d like to see him hire a new campaign manager and move this whole thing up to the next level.

On to victory next November.


50 posted on 11/04/2011 3:57:14 PM PDT by samtheman
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