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Exclusive: Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior
Polutico ^ | Sunday October 30, 2011 | JONATHAN MARTIN & MAGGIE HABERMAN & ANNA PALMER & KENNETH P. VOGEL Read more: http://www.politico.c

Posted on 10/30/2011 6:56:49 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO.

The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association. The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures.

In a series of comments over the past 10 days, Cain and his campaign repeatedly declined to respond directly about whether he ever faced allegations of sexual harassment at the restaurant association. They have also declined to address questions about specific reporting confirming that there were financial settlements in two cases in which women leveled complaints.

POLITICO has confirmed the identities of the two female restaurant association employees who complained about Cain but, for privacy concerns, is not publishing their names.

Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon told POLITICO the candidate indicated to campaign officials that he was “vaguely familiar” with the charges and that the restaurant association’s general counsel had resolved the matter.

In one case, POLITICO has seen documentation describing the allegations and showing that the restaurant association formally resolved the matter. Both women received separation packages that were in the five-figure range.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; backstabberromney; cain; duplicate; hermancain; martin4romney; miltagain; pollutico4romney; romney; saboteurromney; scandal; sexualharassment; sexualharrasment; smellslikemitt; stinkslikemitt
John Stacy McCain said that if something dirty came out about Cain it probably came from the Perry camp...who were gearing up to release it. Could this be it?
1 posted on 10/30/2011 6:56:59 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Did he tell them to put some ice on it?


2 posted on 10/30/2011 6:58:35 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Bigtigermike

Oh,, here we go again.

When are they going to say that Herman and Clarence Thomas frequent a topless bar and hit on all the dancers?


3 posted on 10/30/2011 6:58:35 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Religion involves an ethical life, not just kissing up to the Big Guy.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Anita Hill returns.


4 posted on 10/30/2011 6:59:35 PM PDT by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Here it comes! .....


5 posted on 10/30/2011 7:00:10 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Bigtigermike

Reporter’s bio:

Before coming to Politico, Mr. Martin worked at National Journal’s The Hotline and at National Review. Mr. Martin regularly appears on CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, NPR, ABC and CBS to discuss politics. His work has been published in The New Republic, the National Journal and the Washington Post.


6 posted on 10/30/2011 7:02:24 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Bigtigermike

Can we just get it over with now? Anything a man does or says to, or within earshot of, a woman may be considered “inappropriate” by the self-anointed, hand-wringers of political correctness.

There. Now can we get on with normal campaigning?


7 posted on 10/30/2011 7:02:24 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Loud Mime

“Oh,, here we go again.

When are they going to say that Herman and Clarence Thomas frequent a topless bar and hit on all the dancers?”

That’s exactly what I was thinking. This is Clarence Thomas all over again. They just can’t stand the thought of a successful African-American that made it on his own and is not beholden to the Dem plantation. This is despicable, and sadly predictable.


8 posted on 10/30/2011 7:02:31 PM PDT by lquist1
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To: Bigtigermike
Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior

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9 posted on 10/30/2011 7:02:58 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Bigtigermike

“The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures.”

They made a promise and then broke it. For you young people, before Clinton that used to be called `lying.’


10 posted on 10/30/2011 7:02:58 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Bigtigermike

chilepup just pointed out this was written by the same person that wrote all the false rumors about Palin.

At least one woman who worked with Herman at the NRA has already come out in support of him, saying she does not believe this. And his campaign issued a response

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/cain-responds-sex-harassment-allegation#.Tq3zpAvFp14.twitter


11 posted on 10/30/2011 7:04:02 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: Bigtigermike
Here's the first posting of this article.

Mods moved it to "Bloggers" for some reason. I guess they don't like Politico being on the Front Page.

12 posted on 10/30/2011 7:05:04 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Bigtigermike
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.

13 posted on 10/30/2011 7:05:32 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

In May,2011 Herman Cain said:

“They’re going to come after me more viciously than they would a white candidate,” Cain responded. “You’re right. Clarence Thomas. And so, to use Clarence Thomas as an example, I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching that he went through — for the good of this country.” Cain smiled broadly. “I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching.”


14 posted on 10/30/2011 7:05:32 PM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: lquist1

To say this is race-based is ridiculous, they would go after this story if it were about any of the GOP candidates. Hermie’s response has been less than satisfactory. He’s going to have to comment on it eventually, and the stonewalling only hurts him.


15 posted on 10/30/2011 7:05:38 PM PDT by Wallop the Cat
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To: Bigtigermike

It’s just sex. It doesn’t rise to the level of impeachment.


16 posted on 10/30/2011 7:06:27 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: Bigtigermike
In one case, POLITICO has seen documentation describing the allegations and showing that the restaurant association formally resolved the matter.

Good job, Pollutico! Great investigative reporting.

Say, by the way, how's it coming with Obama's college records?

17 posted on 10/30/2011 7:07:03 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Bigtigermike

Articles like these are going to make people more determined than ever to see that Herman Cain is elected as President of the United States.


18 posted on 10/30/2011 7:07:23 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Bigtigermike
probably came from the Perry camp

This would be from the Obama team. If Cain wins the nomination, there goes his "vote for me or you're a racist" edge.

19 posted on 10/30/2011 7:07:43 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Wallop the Cat

What “stonewalling”???

The accusation just came out a few hours ago and his camp already responded:

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/cain-responds-sex-harassment-allegation#.Tq3zpAvFp14.twitter


20 posted on 10/30/2011 7:09:03 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: Bigtigermike

Anyone remember how the ‘credible’ (according to the FBI) rape charge against Clinton was handled by the MSM?


21 posted on 10/30/2011 7:09:03 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: Bigtigermike

This type of amazing, in depth, weeks on end, dutiful investigative reporting and attempted “actual journalism” - all in an effort to discredit Cain - was strangely absent in the 2008 campaign. Who is Obama’s boy, Reggie Love? Why has not even one former Obama girlfriend ever surfaced? What about the Chicago “down low” club Obama has often times been reported to frequent? Who were Obama’s friends when he was admittedly snorting cocaine and smoking pot?

I smell total crap here. If Perry’s fingerprints are found on this smear job, Perry’s campaign is finished.


22 posted on 10/30/2011 7:09:52 PM PDT by RobaWho (I Love the U.S. Constitution, as written.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Same-o, same-o, looks like the lib's ladies could come up with something new. But I guess since it almost worked last time they thought maybe two women could bring it home. What a disgusting bunch. I refuse to think any of the announced candidates for the Republican nomination would stoop so low.
23 posted on 10/30/2011 7:10:04 PM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: Bigtigermike
I think this was establishment setting the table to take down Cain.

The establishment wants Romney (or Obama or Hillary). It does not want Perry, or Cain.

24 posted on 10/30/2011 7:11:03 PM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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25 posted on 10/30/2011 7:11:25 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Bigtigermike

jeez, next thing you know he’ll be sharing cigars with interns.


26 posted on 10/30/2011 7:11:33 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon told POLITICO the candidate indicated to campaign officials that he was “vaguely familiar” with the charges and that the restaurant association’s general counsel had resolved the matter.”

The stupid SOB that wrote that should be fired on the spot. The CORRECT anser is “high tech Lynching” or “never happened.”

The “Oh yeah, I vaguely remember something about that” answer was criminally stupid. That moron just handed him over to the firing squad and gave this thing legs in one fell swoop. Stupid is as stupid does.


27 posted on 10/30/2011 7:11:50 PM PDT by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: Bigtigermike

Usually this kind of stuff comes out in the last month before the election(Oct. surprise). I guys the Establishment Washington D.C. types can’t afford to see Cain win the primary. It would be an upset for the whole field.


28 posted on 10/30/2011 7:11:52 PM PDT by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: Bigtigermike
Only two?
29 posted on 10/30/2011 7:12:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bigtigermike
Ken Vogel was an employee of George Soros at Media Matters before being assigned to Politico.

And you try to smear Perry with NO PROOF.

30 posted on 10/30/2011 7:16:38 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Brilliant
Ken Vogel worked for George Soros.
This is a Axelrod / Soros hit job.
31 posted on 10/30/2011 7:16:44 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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