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Cain aide wrongly insists they've 'confirmed' accuser's son works for POLITICO (Is Not Related)
Politico ^ | 11-8-2011 | Maggie Haberman

Posted on 11/08/2011 8:57:26 PM PST by TitansAFC

Herman Cain campaign manager Mark Block, in an appearance with Sean Hannity on Fox News just now, insisted that a relative of the second woman to publicly accuse the candidate of sexual harassment in the 1990s works at POLITICO.

"Her son works at POLITICO," Block said of Karen Kraushaar, whose name POLITICO printed earlier today after other media outlets made her identity public.

Continue Reading "I've been hearing that all day - you've confirmed that now?" Hannity asked.

"We've confirmed that he does indeed work at POLITICO and that's his mother, yes," said Block.

Block appeared to be referring to former POLITICO reporter Josh Kraushaar, who left for another outlet, National Journal, in 2010.

Josh Kraushaar tweeted earlier in the day, apparently after getting questions, that he's in fact not related to Karen Kraushaar, and simply has the same last name.


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; cain; eyeofnewt; newt; newttard; romney
Going public and claiming to have "confirmed" that her son works for Politico is a major blunder.

Not only does this person not work for Politico, he isn't even related to the accuser. Yikes!

1 posted on 11/08/2011 8:57:30 PM PST by TitansAFC
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To: TitansAFC

He may have moved on but his picture remains at Politico’s website.


2 posted on 11/08/2011 8:59:39 PM PST by ccwman
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To: ccwman

Picture or not, he doesn’t work there. Also, it appears he’s not related to her, ccwman. Cain claimed he was her son. That’s a hell of a blunder.


3 posted on 11/08/2011 9:01:42 PM PST by TitansAFC (Stop the caINSANITY, The Pizza guy is less qualified than Obama!!! No New taxes!!)
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To: TitansAFC; normy

bump.


4 posted on 11/08/2011 9:03:12 PM PST by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: TitansAFC

More evidence, Mark Block is a loose cannon.


5 posted on 11/08/2011 9:04:07 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: TitansAFC
I had a bad feeling about how Block paused before he answered Hannity and thought...he doesn't seem sure and he should say they're still researching it...but then he went ahead and confirmed it.

Now, if this turns out to be true, then IMHO Cain needs to start considering another campaign manager.

6 posted on 11/08/2011 9:04:07 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: TitansAFC

Cain needs to fire Block. He’s an inexperienced campaign manager and a loser who has miserably failed Cain for this anticipated onslaught.


7 posted on 11/08/2011 9:04:37 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: TitansAFC

Amazing.


8 posted on 11/08/2011 9:04:56 PM PST by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: TitansAFC

Hannity had Block on and treated it like a big exclusive.


9 posted on 11/08/2011 9:06:22 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: TitansAFC

Politico should put a little ice on it.


10 posted on 11/08/2011 9:07:07 PM PST by healy61
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To: TitansAFC

Amazing blunder. He needs to get rid of Block. Isn’t Block the one who pushed the ‘Perry did it’ message, when the guy they were accusing also worked for Romney. Yes, unless they can prove up that tie, Block is certainly a loose canon.


12 posted on 11/08/2011 9:09:09 PM PST by RowdyFFC
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To: TitansAFC

Not you Titan. Block


13 posted on 11/08/2011 9:10:00 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy

Those cigarettes ate his brain.


14 posted on 11/08/2011 9:11:35 PM PST by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: smoothsailing

You sound like pastor Peterson from Harlem “ there’s somthing wrong with they’re brain!”


15 posted on 11/08/2011 9:13:51 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: TitansAFC

IF.... Cain was smart he would capitalize on this issue like a democrat..
And develop a team to prepare sound bites and appearances with prepared sound bites..

“They” are expecting him to “RUN away”... when he should run AT the problem.. for all the FREE advertising..
He could also “BAIT” them.. to expose themselves..
Because they ARE EXPOSED NOW.. you must merely corner them on taped/live TV..

It would only work a few times until they caught on..
That he was “using”them... THEN he could deride them for their cowardice..

He could come clean on all the other alleged crimes he’s done..
Like murdering his mother.. kicking his dog.. spitting on the sidewalk.. and killing mice and cockroaches in his house..

He could confess to killing a few fish when he has off hours.. as well..


16 posted on 11/08/2011 9:17:04 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: RowdyFFC; normy

Yeah, for all of the blasting of false accusations, it’s looking more and more like it was Team Romney behind the original leak (Cain accused Perry); and now Team Cain points a false accusation at some guy whose only crime was having the same last name as one of the accusers.

Someone has got to teach this candidate and team that you can respond to accusations immediately, but you really need to WAIT before you start leveling counter-accusations at other people.


17 posted on 11/08/2011 9:17:15 PM PST by TitansAFC (Stop the caINSANITY, The Pizza guy is less qualified than Obama!!! No New taxes!!)
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To: TitansAFC

Politico has ZERO credibility. It’s nothing but a Communist hit piece. They only appeal to those who hate America.


18 posted on 11/08/2011 9:19:46 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: normy
Smoke 'em if ya got 'em!


19 posted on 11/08/2011 9:25:19 PM PST by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: TitansAFC

If headline is indeed correct...

Block must go, yesterday not soon enough !


20 posted on 11/08/2011 9:33:13 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: TitansAFC

I see so, a website can smear your name all over creation without a shred of evidence, but you make one mistake or error in your response to them, and you’re done?

You guys are a bunch of sniveling, little idiots, and you’re going to lose in 2012 at the rate you’re going.


21 posted on 11/08/2011 9:33:37 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: TitansAFC

The kid in question was on Politico’s web site as a reporter. Now they say he doesn’t work there.

They don’t really care about being accurate at Politico either, do they?


22 posted on 11/09/2011 3:49:48 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: chris37
I agree with you. In context, this is a trivial mistake. If I'm Cain, I restrict Block's media appearances but there's no way I fire him at this point. Block has done a pretty nice job up until this garbage and despite widespread criticism of the campaign's “handling” of the sexual harassment charges, Cain appears to be hanging in there. IMO firing Block right now would only play into the media's hand.
23 posted on 11/09/2011 4:06:14 AM PST by 07Jack
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To: TitansAFC

They blame Perry, the media, anti-businessman bias, and now some reporter who they’ve dragged into this mess... He should blame Bush next.


24 posted on 11/09/2011 5:27:59 AM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: TitansAFC

—Going public and claiming to have “confirmed” that her son works for Politico is a major blunder.

Not only does this person not work for Politico, he isn’t even related to the accuser. Yikes!—

Yep. I see this as Block’s strike two.


25 posted on 11/09/2011 5:30:40 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: chris37

Politico had the names of the women. They had evidence. It’s just Cain, through Block, has been either innocently making false accusations, or is lying.


26 posted on 11/09/2011 5:30:53 AM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: chris37

—but you make one mistake or error in your response...—

This is a little more than that. First we have Block blaming, without evidence, a Perry worker for breaking the harassment story, and now he claims to have verified a story that is simply false, at several levels.

Unless it turns out that Block was right, this is not just “one mistake” any more than doing 120 mph through a neighborhood is merely “speeding”.


27 posted on 11/09/2011 5:34:48 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: RowdyFFC

“He needs to get rid of Block”

It rather makes one think that those cigarettes he smokes may be wacky tobaccy.


28 posted on 11/09/2011 6:20:00 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: PghBaldy

Do not agree with you at all.


29 posted on 11/09/2011 7:25:23 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: cuban leaf

I remember a while back, when I was 21, I left to go out of town, and someone broke into my apartment and stole from me.

I knew it was one of my wonderful friends, but which one, hmmm?

So, I just went up tp a few different ones that I suspected and outright accused them, told them I knew you did it, and we are gonna fight right now. They all denied it of course, and were scared of me, and as well they should have been, because I was damn serious.

But none of them were the one. About 6 months later, I got a phone call. So, you want to know who broke in? It was David R.

Bam, apparently David pissed off his roomate, then his roomate ratted him out to me. David went to jail for burglary and probation vio..

Was my method proper? Nope. Did I get my man? Yep.

My point is, when some coward bastard attacks you from the shadow, sometimes an innocent person gets accused. Sh!t happens.


30 posted on 11/09/2011 7:31:07 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

OK.


31 posted on 11/12/2011 5:52:48 AM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: PghBaldy

That’s what I’m saying.


32 posted on 11/12/2011 7:11:35 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: TitansAFC
lol... Send in the Clown and the smoking chimp. What a circus...
33 posted on 11/12/2011 7:14:42 AM PST by ToxicMich (We don't want a bozo to replace Obozo... (Yep, I am talking about you Perry, Cain and Mitt...))
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34 posted on 11/12/2011 7:23:12 AM PST by ToxicMich (We don't want a bozo to replace Obozo... (Yep, I am talking about you Perry, Cain and Mitt...))
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