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Herman Cain and Joe Paterno have things in common (MARY FORGETS ABOUT OL' SLICK)
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 10, 2011 | MARY MITCHELL mmitchell@suntimes.com

Posted on 11/10/2011 10:40:08 AM PST by Chi-townChief

The two most talked about scandals this week have a lot in common.

The sexual harassment allegations being made against Herman Cain expose a peculiar phenomenon also present in the scandal of Penn State icon Joe Paterno.

Although both of these men are being accused of despicable behavior, people have rallied to their sides as if they are unfortunate victims.

The revelation that Paterno, an icon in the sport of college football, had knowledge that his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was allegedly sexually abusing boys should have been devastating to the students at Penn State.

These students should have been shocked that their hero did not call police when he learned that a former assistant coach was taking sexual advantage of troubled boys enrolled in a sports program.

Instead of lamenting the callous act, the students held a pep rally outside the coach’s house.

It was a disgusting display.

Paterno is suspected of being part of a cover-up at Penn State that not only tarnishes the school’s athletic program, but also calls into question the ethics of the entire university.

Late Wednesday, Paterno was fired — as he should have been. I admit I am not a big football fan. In fact, the only games I get excited about are the ones that my grandchildren play. But over the last few days, I’ve come to realize just how huge Paterno is. Sports announcers keep telling us that he is the winningest and most revered college football coach in the history of the sport.

But what about those eight boys Sandusky is accused of molesting? We haven’t heard much about them. What will their lives become?

Despite Paterno’s celebrity status, how can he be let off this hook?

Unfortunately, Paterno’s legacy of winning football games will be seen by many as being more important than his failure to turn in an alleged sexual predator who had been on his staff.

Similar to the Paterno situation, the scandal enveloping Herman Cain affirms that the more things change the more things stay the same.

Given the seriousness of the accusations swirling around him, you’d think Cain’s support would have eroded significantly.

Because when the second blond, white woman stepped forward with lurid details of his alleged sexual harassment, even his staunchest supporters must have realized that Cain doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of snagging the GOP presidential nomination.

All he can do now is make a bad situation worse. So far, four women — two of them anonymous — have accused Cain of sexually harassing them in the 1990s.

Yet volunteers are still trying to convince voters that the charges leveled against the candidate are bogus.

One claim could have been passed off as bogus. But four? Not a chance.

Even so, on Tuesday afternoon, Cain held a press conference and boldly declared that his getting out of the race “ain’t going to happen.”

Let me say right here I don’t believe a word Cain has said about the allegations, because I’ve walked in his accusers’ heels. I understand why women are reluctant to complain about men who step over the line: They don’t want to be whiners. They don’t want to cause any trouble. They need their jobs.

If the boss steps back over that line before the unwanted advances turn into something far uglier, many women put the incident behind them and get on with their lives.

But if that person were to run for political office, and the allegations of sexual harassment were to surface, and that person tried to paint me as a liar, well, I’d get Gloria Allred too.

By painting his accusers as liars and troubled women, “Cain the businessman” is acting like “Cain the politician.” His handling of these allegations is strictly old school.

Still, while Cain’s accusers will be put down, the political system will continue to prop this candidate up

Unfortunately, too often, winning trumps all else.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; clinton; lefties; paterno; perverts; sandusky; sexoffenders
This is pretty laughable considering how liberal bimbos like Ms. Mitchell ran to Clintons defense - some of the comments are quite choice, though.
1 posted on 11/10/2011 10:40:11 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

I don’t think Cain had some older guy of questionable sexual orientation pay for his college tuition.


2 posted on 11/10/2011 10:41:49 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Chi-townChief

3 posted on 11/10/2011 10:43:16 AM PST by NoLibZone (Occupy is the DNC's use of children,indigent & infirm to push back TeaParty calls for smaller gov't)
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To: Chi-townChief
Mary let be the one of many to make this statement, “you ignorant slut”.
4 posted on 11/10/2011 10:44:18 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Chi-townChief

From what I just read about Penn State on Drudge—it sounds more like Bawney Fwank and Penn State have a lot in common.


5 posted on 11/10/2011 10:44:25 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Chi-townChief
Cain and Paterno do have one thing in common in their situations....

Both of them did nothing.

6 posted on 11/10/2011 10:44:29 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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Grand jury testimony and bimbo pronouncements are hardly similar.


7 posted on 11/10/2011 10:45:11 AM PST by Jenny217
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To: NoLibZone

Oh, please. Cain is the one trying to play the race card. Do you REALLY think the Dems or whoever wouldn’t have gone after him if he had been white and they had found such a juicy thing in his background...which he then handled so badly that he gave them opening after opening to make it worse?


8 posted on 11/10/2011 10:45:26 AM PST by livius
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To: Chi-townChief

You forgot the Barf Alert.


9 posted on 11/10/2011 10:45:49 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Chi-townChief

Neither Cain or Paterno raped anyone. No real comparison to the impeached *Felon.


10 posted on 11/10/2011 10:46:16 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Chi-townChief
Let me say right here I don’t believe a word Cain has said about the allegations, because I’ve walked in his accusers’ heels.

No you haven't. You've walked in your heels. Just because you "may" have been sexually assaulted (I say "may" because we have to take your word for it) doesn't mean they were. Evidence is required beyond one's word. We have seen no evidence. Thus, I have no reason to believe them, nor you, for anything you may say.

11 posted on 11/10/2011 10:46:34 AM PST by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: Chi-townChief

Sheeesh! Really? One is involved in pedophilia, hiding it, and the other is not.


12 posted on 11/10/2011 10:46:42 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Chi-townChief

This same group has no problem with kids being indoctrinated with gay agenda sexual education in public schools. Hypocreeps.


13 posted on 11/10/2011 10:47:43 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Chi-townChief
LOL--this column is soon to be followed by another where Mary claims she was "wronged" by the comments.

Oh, did I just call you Mary, Mary?

14 posted on 11/10/2011 10:49:44 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Chi-townChief
So this pinhead thinks that having multiple eyewitnesses to child rape is in the same ballpark as uncorroborated, baseless accusations of mild sexual harassment?

They're not even in the same universe!

15 posted on 11/10/2011 10:51:21 AM PST by oldleft
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To: Chi-townChief
Despicable.

If we don't stand up and defeat the lib MSM on this lynching of Cain, we're ALL done for.

16 posted on 11/10/2011 10:52:13 AM PST by Pietro
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To: Chi-townChief

This list of innuendos and allegations comes from Chicago.

‘Nuf said.

Nothing specific, you understand. Just business, Chicago style.


17 posted on 11/10/2011 10:53:10 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: jpsb

I think it’s implied the by Ms. Mitchell being the author - barf away.


18 posted on 11/10/2011 10:53:40 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

Oh, I see.

This is from the CHICAGO Sun Times.


19 posted on 11/10/2011 10:54:11 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Chi-townChief

MARY MITCHELL and Mary Mapes have things in common.

Unfortunately, too often, personal political agendas trump journalism and reporting.
Delete


20 posted on 11/10/2011 10:54:57 AM PST by NoLibZone (Occupy is the DNC's use of children,indigent & infirm to push back TeaParty calls for smaller gov't)
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To: Chi-townChief

She’s just another lieberal offended pure as snow princess beyond reproach. Puhleeeeease.


21 posted on 11/10/2011 10:55:02 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Chi-townChief

Dem math: Sodomizing a 10-year-old = feeling up a chick.


22 posted on 11/10/2011 10:55:42 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: Chi-townChief

second blond, white woman stepped

RACISTS!!!!!!


23 posted on 11/10/2011 11:05:56 AM PST by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Chi-townChief

She loves Clinton though,

Bill Clinton is Hillary’s best bet to bridging her racial divide

Chicago Sun-Times
March 4, 2007 | Mary Mitchell |

When Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton shows up in Selma, she won’t have to talk about race.

All Clinton has to do is cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge — the infamous site of the showdown between disenfranchised voters and state troopers — on the arm of former President Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton, who was dubbed by Toni Morrison as the “first black president,” is still hugely popular with African Americans. His presence in Selma on Sunday is designed to stop the flow of black support to Sen. Barack Obama.

A national poll initially had Hillary Clinton leading among black voters 60 percent to Obama’s 20 percent. But less than one month after his official announcement, …

No mention of Clinton paying 850,000$ in hush money .


24 posted on 11/10/2011 11:06:46 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: Chi-townChief

Another BIG difference. Eyewitnesses vs bimbos alledging.


25 posted on 11/10/2011 11:12:11 AM PST by RightResponse (It depends on what the defamation of Islam is .....)
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To: Chi-townChief
The Sun Times needs to be ready for a suit from Mitchell demanding cash and prizes just as her hero did.

The signs on the restroom doors may be enough to set her off.

Karen Kraushaar :

Karen Kraushaar, Herman Cain Accuser, Filed Complaint At Next Job

Two former supervisors say Karen Kraushaar initially demanded a settlement of thousands of dollars, a promotion on the federal pay scale, reinstated leave time and a one-year fellowship to Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

The complaint also cited as objectionable an email that a manager had circulated comparing computers to men and women, a former supervisor said. The complaint contended that the email, based on humor widely circulated on the Internet, was sexually explicit, according to the supervisor, who did not have a copy of the email.

26 posted on 11/10/2011 11:28:05 AM PST by NoLibZone (Occupy is the DNC's use of children,indigent & infirm to push back TeaParty calls for smaller gov't)
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To: Chi-townChief

Maybe someone wants to email this author and inform her that allegations are not facts. There have been no findings of guilt here.

mmitchell@suntimes.com

We don’t know what facts may surface down the road, but at this moment in time, there are no facts that prove guilt of anything.


27 posted on 11/10/2011 11:30:33 AM PST by BagCamAddict (If Perry had been asked about the Cain 999 plan, he would have said: 9, 9, .......what?)
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To: livius

Uh... yeah...


28 posted on 11/10/2011 11:31:05 AM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Chi-townChief

If Cain were a liberal, Ms. Mitchell would be eager to give him a BJ to keep abortion legal.

No double standard here. Liberal perverts like Der Slickmeister are just charming and lovable rogues.

Ain’t that right, Ms. Mitchell? Cain’s only offense is being an old-school gentleman.

I bet you hate a guy opening the door for you and and giving you sweet compliments.

Oh well - keep up the character assassination and dirty tricks. They will take you far in life!


29 posted on 11/10/2011 12:10:57 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Chi-townChief
But if that person were to run for political office, and the allegations of sexual harassment were to surface, and that person tried to paint me as a liar, well, I’d get Gloria Allred too.

A bit chronology-challenged, are we?

30 posted on 11/10/2011 12:15:53 PM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Chi-townChief
I say Ms Mitchell is a child abusing crack whore.

Based on the standard Ms Mitchell herself has chosen to set for Mr Cain, she is now guilty of being a child abusing crack whore.

I have presented no evidence however since the accusation has been made, she must be guilty. After all that is the standard of reasoning she is applying to Cain.

See now Ms Mitchell, and her fellow propaganda bots, why it is so completely moronic for you to pimp this "guilty until prove innocent" smear?

31 posted on 11/10/2011 12:26:25 PM PST 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: livius
I say Livius is a paid Romneybot campaign worker. I say he is knowingly lying about Cain because he is paid to.

Based on the standard Livius has chosen to set for Mr Cain, he is now proven guilty of being a Romenybot smear merchant.

I have presented no evidence however since the accusation has been made, Livius must be guilty. After all that is the standard of reasoning Livius is applying to Cain.

See now Livius why it is so completely moronic for you to pimp this “guilty until prove innocent” smear?

32 posted on 11/10/2011 12:29:43 PM PST 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: Chi-townChief

The money and support is pouring in for Herman Cain, but we cannot slow down now. Please help him by donating at http://www.hermancain.com/

Also to help join the buzz about Herman go to facebook.com and “like” him. His “likes” have jumped dramatically since the attacks started. Make no mistake Sean Hannity’s BFF Tokyo Rove is watching Herman’s “likes” and so is Romney. THIS is the way to stick it to the GOP establishment! Please tell your family and friends to “like” Herman as well. Then let’s bring out our most powerful tool for helping Herman Cain: PRAYING that God protects him from the people of darkness.


33 posted on 11/10/2011 12:38:09 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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