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Iowa radio host accuses Herman Cain of 'inappropriate' remarks (Politico continues hit pieces)
Politico ^ | 11/02/2011 | Jonathan Martin

Posted on 11/02/2011 2:40:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

In a cryptic comment made at National Journal’s Election 2012 Preview event Tuesday, Mark Block, Herman Cain’s campaign manager, made reference to an incident involving Cain and a receptionist for a radio talk show host.

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Asked by panel moderator Beth Reinhard whether he could guarantee that there’s not more information forthcoming about his past, Block began his answer with a blanket denial, followed by what seemed to be a description of an unreported recent incident involving Cain.

“Mr. Cain has never sexually harassed anybody. Period. End of story,” he said. “As the hours go by, it’s interesting that we even hear from a radio talk show host of Iowa that a receptionist thought that Mr. Cain’s comments were inappropriate.”

POLITICO has learned that the incident involved a staffer for Steve Deace, an influential conservative talk radio host who hosts a nationally syndicated show in Des Moines. And Deace says he did take offense.

Deace, who penned an opinion piece critical of Cain earlier this month, told POLITICO in an email that Cain said "awkward" and "inappropriate" things to the staff at his station.

"Like awkward/inappropriate things he's said to two females on my staff, that the fact the guy's wife is never around...that's almost always a warning flag to me," Deace wrote. "But I chose to leave that stuff out [of the opinion piece] and make it about his record and not the personal stuff."

Pressed about what exactly Cain said to the employees of his show, Deace responded by describing how he himself treats his staff.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; cainscandals; cainsexualharrass; herbcain; hermancain; iowa; radiohost; sexualharrassment
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1 posted on 11/02/2011 2:40:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

huh? What is bad here? what are we looking at. Can someone tell me what Cain has done?


2 posted on 11/02/2011 2:42:52 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: GoCards

Can Cain sue Politico


3 posted on 11/02/2011 2:43:58 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: GoCards

RE: Can someone tell me what Cain has done?

Make ‘Inappropriate’ (Note the quotes) remarks.

How does one define ‘Inappropriate’? The accuser did not give a specific example.


4 posted on 11/02/2011 2:45:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: GoCards

From the Politico article, apparently he told someone that she was pretty.


5 posted on 11/02/2011 2:47:34 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: SeekAndFind

Criminy this whole assault on Cain, the hit, after hit, after hit, and the style of it all, and the source is DEJA VU Leftist ala; Democrat, RINO smear tactic used so many times before it’s worn out.

It’s too obvious to be believable.

Stuck with fairies livin’ in their trees.


6 posted on 11/02/2011 2:49:53 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Inappropriate means ANYTHING!. Sorry but such an open definition will not fly.


7 posted on 11/02/2011 2:49:53 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: SeekAndFind

They all hot for Herman.

Maybe if he takes to cigars and carrying bibles more.. the clinton vote is sewed up.


8 posted on 11/02/2011 2:50:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This whole fiasco is starting to look comical.


9 posted on 11/02/2011 2:51:17 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Jedidah
From the Politico article, apparently he told someone that she was pretty.

Well, that is certainly sufficiently offensive to sink any conservative front runner.

10 posted on 11/02/2011 2:52:10 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

I want to see this bumper sticker out by the millions:

“I was NOT harassed by Herman Cain”


11 posted on 11/02/2011 2:53:18 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

Cain is gonna need to twist this into humor to come out on top.


12 posted on 11/02/2011 2:53:59 PM PDT by mo
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To: Jedidah
If women find being told that they look or are pretty, God help all of us. How possibly be being called pretty, if that is what happened, be considered harassment? This is all a tempest in a teapot, a real nothing. Perhaps women who are ‘uncomfortable’ with being told that they look nice or are pretty should go to work in sack cloth without bathing regularly. That should solve the problem. /
13 posted on 11/02/2011 2:54:28 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is bull sh*t. They libs do this to everyone who opposes them. Herman is not a politician. This is what we need. No more two faced back stabbing self centered egotists. Just the mass media throwing dirt again.
14 posted on 11/02/2011 2:55:29 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: SeekAndFind
In the full article, Deace says he would never tell a woman he wasn't married to how pretty she is. Huh? You can't compliment a woman anymore? If you say, "I like your hair" or "That's a nice dress," or "You're looking nice today" that's sexual harassment? What has the world come to?

Yes, I know there are things that push the limit, and things that cross it - referring to specific parts of the body, and so forth - but an old-fashioned compliment should not be a problem. The way I deal with this is to make a semi-joke about it, to tell a woman, "You're looking stunning today," makes makes the compliment, but in an exaggerated way that usually makes them laugh.
15 posted on 11/02/2011 2:57:14 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Jedidah
apparently he told someone that she was pretty

A reasonable inference. But the article doesn't even directly say that, possibly because it isn't true. (But to quote Seinfeld, ". . . not that there's anything wrong with that.") There's a curious lack of specificity in all of these stories. Almost as if the effort were to create smoke without actually having a fire—so people could say, "Wull, where there's smoke, there's usually fire. . ."

I wasn't there with Mr. Cain, but this gruel is pretty thin. Anything remotely on the scale of a John Edwards paternity case? A Clinton anything? Not saying it's impossible, but I just haven't seen anything beyond rumors of rumors. Meanwhile, I like the man's candidacy just fine.

16 posted on 11/02/2011 2:57:42 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: SeekAndFind

I think I need to poop.

Is that an inappropriate remark?


17 posted on 11/02/2011 2:57:55 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: baddog 219

Next time Herman is on a TV interview, he should tell the interviewer that he’s pretty, and the same height as his wife, up to his chin. THEN turn and face the camera, and tell the world that they’re pretty, complete with chin-height karate chop.

Then smile.


18 posted on 11/02/2011 2:59:38 PM PDT by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: GoCards

He told the receptionist that she was pretty.


19 posted on 11/02/2011 2:59:42 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: SeekAndFind
"For example, I wouldn't tell them or any other woman I am not married to nor related to how pretty she is."

Okay, now we know. He told a woman how pretty she is.

Fire up the lynch mob.

20 posted on 11/02/2011 3:04:32 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: SeekAndFind

I listen to local sports talk radio, and the hosts all seem to be liberals, and they make all kinds of references to babes and chicks and so forth, and hot women, including women who work at the station, and feature pics of sexy babes on their website, and no one accuses them of sexual harrassment. Oh, I forgot, they aren’t black conservative politicians.


21 posted on 11/02/2011 3:04:50 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: SeekAndFind

I think Cain said that no Iowa school will ever win a BCS championship. I think that’s pretty inappropriate.


22 posted on 11/02/2011 3:06:33 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: SeekAndFind

23 posted on 11/02/2011 3:06:43 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Steve_Seattle

I’m disgusted by this. I’m most disgusted by the pile on from so called conservative websites like Redstate and Hotair. I will make my first ever political donation today to Herman Cain’s campaign.


24 posted on 11/02/2011 3:07:52 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: SeekAndFind

This is only going to get worse with unsubstantiated innuendo and the only thing Cain has to do is endure and keep fighting.


25 posted on 11/02/2011 3:07:59 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: HapaxLegamenon

RE: He told the receptionist that she was pretty.

And is this receptionist the one making the accusation?


26 posted on 11/02/2011 3:08:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: All

This Deace guy says the fact that Cain’s wife isn’t with him sends up a red flag? Talk about grabbing at straws. I suspect this guy is for some other candidate.


27 posted on 11/02/2011 3:08:44 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Steve_Seattle
Smart people in power positions do exactly what Deace said. No, you do not compliment women you don't know well and are secure in how they perceive your words that they are attractive or as you said, "'I like your hair' or 'That's a nice dress,' or 'You're looking nice today.'"

I learned the lesson a long, long time ago that if you do not put yourself into a position to be compromised, you cannot be compromised. Surely Cain would know this simple rule, having been in the upper echelons of the corporate world.

Making comments like those you mention can be easily misconstrued by women who work for you.

It doesn't matter what you know your intent was, it only matters what their interpretation of what you meant was. Anyone in a corporation who has experienced "diversity training" knows this. Certainly Cain, as head of Godfather's Pizza, VP at Pilsbury, and CEO of the National Restaurant Association has had repeated training in diversity. You can't exist in the corporate world without having been repeatedly exposed to that kind of training.
28 posted on 11/02/2011 3:09:19 PM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The gist of the unsupported Politico accusations against Mr. Cain is that Mr. Cain is a rampaging nigger rapist. No names, dates, specifics to look into. CBS Newsfomercials can't even distinguish between accusations of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
And any discussion of Mr. Cains economic program, supported by Representative Ryan and Reagan Economic Adviser Laffer, has disappeared.
The spasm of racial hate coming from Politico had been predicted, but they have reached a new low.
Mr. Cain may not have classical governmental experience like Governor or Senator, but I think he and his program are worthy of serious consideration.
TWB
29 posted on 11/02/2011 3:09:46 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Jobs, Peace, Food, Security .... Down with Obama(Peacefully))
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To: chris37

RE: I think I need to poop.

Is that an inappropriate remark?

_________________________

I don’t know which is more inappropriate, that or Nancy Pelosi calling Tea Party folks ‘teabaggers’.

See definition of the word in URBAN DICTIONARY:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=teabagger


30 posted on 11/02/2011 3:11:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: bigbob

Classic.
My wife’s getting one those on her truck whether she likes it or not. (But she will like it.)


31 posted on 11/02/2011 3:15:44 PM PDT by 07Jack
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To: SeekAndFind

Apparently he tells women they are “pretty” and this guy implies he “can’t control his urges?”.

Mr. Cain is an older, Southern gentleman.

Down here, we say “thank you” and smile the rest of the day if someone tells us we’re pretty.

Losers!


32 posted on 11/02/2011 3:16:43 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Sudetenland

I see your point, but don’t agree with it. Women spend billions of dollars trying to look good, and - within the bounds of traditional propriety - not PC madness - there’s nothing wrong in giving them their money’s worth, e.g., “That’s a nice outfit.”


33 posted on 11/02/2011 3:17:35 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: teg_76

Hot Air and Red State are nothing but controlled opposition. Ed Morrisey, Allahpundit and Erick Erickson are the worst of the worst in the “right wing” blogosphere.


34 posted on 11/02/2011 3:21:19 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

almost nightly on ‘mainstream’ network television there are radically inappropriate and offensive material being aired

does anyone care? hardly. so why do i care about this?


35 posted on 11/02/2011 3:23:35 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SeekAndFind
Deace played a pivotal role in Mike Huckabee’s 2008 Iowa caucus victory

Oh good, another Socialist for Christ.

We sure do have a lot of losers on our side.

36 posted on 11/02/2011 3:24:17 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Raebie

Politico and the media are making fools of themselves and it seems the ambivalence of the public is driving them into some sort of insane obsession to destroy Cain. Hopefully Cain’s numbers will hold up and contributions will keep flowing into his campaign. We could be witnessing one of the most historical public repudiations of the main stream media.


37 posted on 11/02/2011 3:24:32 PM PDT by 07Jack
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To: SeekAndFind

They need to start getting these people under oath and polygraphed. And sued for slander/libel.


38 posted on 11/02/2011 3:26:37 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: sten
"almost nightly on ‘mainstream’ network television there are radically inappropriate and offensive material being aired"

Take out the word "almost" and you are perfectly correct. We live in a sex-saturated society, and the media are certainly among the worst offenders. If those finger-wagging talking heads on the news shows are so concerned about these Cain rumors, they should resign their own lucrative positions, because they themselves are part of a massive corporate sex-tease.

America remains selectively Puritanical, withholding judgment until it is convenient politically. Does anyone really believe that most women don't like to be admired for their looks - even on a very basic level - as much as for their brains or personalities? The billions they spend on everything from clothes to cosmetics to hair stylists to weight-loss programs and breast-enhancement surgery suggest that they do. Why do we have to be hypocrites about this?
39 posted on 11/02/2011 3:32:20 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: rockinqsranch

Let us Cain supporters become even more supportive of Mr. Cain. THIS KANGAROO0 COURT WILL NOT PREVAIL!

For our country’s sake, please read his book “This is Herman Cain”.

The Liberals have made a garbage dump out of our Constitutional Republic, and Herman Cain is willing to give his all to bring it back for us!

Be thinking of good conservatives who are not politicians to fill Congress with the fresh air of freedom loving men and women! Throw out the crusty Communists the career politicians have become! Invoke term limits, three for the House, and two for the Senate, with no pensions!

Stick with the man with the plan who can do what he says he will do. It will take the House and the Senate to help him. It’s now or never, folks. We either save the country or we throw it to the slob erring wolves!


40 posted on 11/02/2011 3:39:39 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know. It is just vague b.s. as far as I can tell.


41 posted on 11/02/2011 3:40:39 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: NormsRevenge

You’ve got to be a Perrybot.


42 posted on 11/02/2011 3:41:01 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
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To: SeekAndFind; BenKenobi; onyx; Jeff Head; dixiechick2000; ntnychik
The "Iowa radio host" touted by Politico is Steve Deace.

Steve Deace is an admitted reformed porn addict who recently lost the hundred pounds he gained eating and you-know.

Now he is such a disgusting self-righteous Church Lady he was removed from the afternoon slot and shoved between financial advice and George Noory's Lifestyles of the Weird and Drooling.

Deace couldn't bash Sarah Palin enough and now thinks he's got a new voodoo doll.

Think about it: Deace, the admitted reformed porn addict joining in the lynching of a good man.

And, hey, Steve, is your wife always with you?

The new afternoon host is Simon Conway who is very conservative, had Herman on yesterday, then repeated the interview.

And Simon Conway emceed when Sarah spoke recently in Iowa--

Deace was a Huckster. Formerly Fat Church Ladies Anonymous.

Just. Sayin'.

Further this deponent sayeth not.

(You know, confidentiality, wouldn't be prudent.)


43 posted on 11/02/2011 3:42:15 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: mo

Now don’t you just choke on yuour popcorn there, fella.


44 posted on 11/02/2011 3:42:59 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
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To: SeekAndFind
It's time that Politico hired Larry Flynt who'll offer his standard $1 million to anyone with knowledge of Cain's sexual activity...


45 posted on 11/02/2011 3:45:16 PM PDT by pookie18 (Palin/Rubio '12! What?! Both of them?! OK, never mind...plan B: Cain/Gingrich '12!)
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To: rabidralph

All Mr. Cain needs to do. if questioned about this balloon filled with hot air, is to smile and say “didn’t happen. Next quewtion.”


46 posted on 11/02/2011 3:49:39 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
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To: PhilDragoo

Thanks, Phil. He sounded like a creep from his comments, especially his observation about Herman’s wife.

And I trust no one who bangs the drum for that slimebag Huckabee.


47 posted on 11/02/2011 3:54:12 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Paperdoll

Obama’s old boyfriend must be fuming at all the attention these allegations are getting.


48 posted on 11/02/2011 3:55:17 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Deace didn't last too long, 2006-10, presented as described--you could set your railroad watch by his Sarah attacks.
49 posted on 11/02/2011 3:57:12 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Jim from C-Town
If women find being told that they look or are pretty, God help all of us

I have had men tell me that they have been berated for holding a door for a woman.

Sometimes I have very little tolerance for a good portion of my gender.

50 posted on 11/02/2011 4:22:56 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" ...H Cain.."to correct the last one" MGM)
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