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PICKET: Cain source says Perry camp and Rahm Emanuel behind sex harassment accuser attacks
Washington Times ^ | 11-2-2011 | Kerry Pickett

Posted on 11/02/2011 3:09:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing

PICKET: Cain source says Perry camp and Rahm Emanuel behind sex harassment accuser attacks

Kerry Pickett

November 2, 2011

Herman Cain's campaign are revealing their own suspicions about who is behind the story regarding the former unidentified employees who accused Mr. Cain of sexual harassment in the late 1990's.

According to a Cain campaign source, not only is the Rick Perry campaign involved but also the Mayor of Chicago and former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. The Cain campaign believes a National Restaurant Association (NRA) employee out of the Chicago office leaked the story to the Perry campaign via information and influence from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office...

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cainsexualharrass; nowiamconfused; rahm
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1 posted on 11/02/2011 3:09:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: shield

Who will Cain blame next? Anthony Weiner?


2 posted on 11/02/2011 3:10:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: smoothsailing

Holy smokes!...


3 posted on 11/02/2011 3:13:11 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: smoothsailing
If there is proof for all of this, it will mean BIG trouble for the Happy Texan.
4 posted on 11/02/2011 3:13:31 PM PDT by montag813
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To: smoothsailing

Next it will be Col.Mustard in the Living Room who leaked it.


5 posted on 11/02/2011 3:13:42 PM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: smoothsailing
The URL no longer works, and I can't find the article at the website.

Did it get pulled?

6 posted on 11/02/2011 3:16:03 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: smoothsailing

Now THAT’S a freaking weird combination of forces - Perry and Emmaneul.

I’d believe it of the Perry camp - but Rahm has no dog in this fight.


7 posted on 11/02/2011 3:17:14 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reSo by that reasoning, all of America's poor would be rich - if they onlyeach the light)
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To: smoothsailing

Not inconceivable that Emanuel would cooperate with Perry. Note that the Brits and French allied with the Turks to fight the Russians during the Crimean War. If Emanuel is shown to have been involved, he might have to kiss his political ambitions goodbye. Blacks did not take kindly to those who criticized Clarence Thomas. This was why so 8 Senate Democrats crossed over to vote for Thomas’s confirmation.


8 posted on 11/02/2011 3:19:48 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: worst-case scenario
Rahm has no dog in this fight.

Excuse me....but he has a HUGE dog in this fight: BHO!!!

9 posted on 11/02/2011 3:23:03 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: smoothsailing

Wouldn’t it be more productive to deal with the accusations rather than who is behind their coming to light?


10 posted on 11/02/2011 3:23:10 PM PDT by all the best
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To: BallyBill; smoothsailing

It’s a bit different today, when internet forensics are at a new level. Many a tangled tale can be unwoven, woe be to the wrong-doers.


11 posted on 11/02/2011 3:23:16 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: all the best
Wouldn’t it be more productive to deal with the accusations rather than who is behind their coming to light?

Absolutely!!!

12 posted on 11/02/2011 3:24:34 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: smoothsailing
"I'm, going to ask you just one more time...who leaked the story to Politico"?


13 posted on 11/02/2011 3:25:35 PM PDT by montag813
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To: smoothsailing

Now Perry has his faults and he sure as hell has many of them but there is NO WAY that he would be in cahoots with Dead Fish..and I dont see Dead Fish helping out a Republican


14 posted on 11/02/2011 3:26:30 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: smoothsailing

The original post has been deleted. Picket’s blog does not have this post.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/


15 posted on 11/02/2011 3:27:11 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: smoothsailing

Oops, we can’t seem to find that page

(Is there a story here or not? Is this just another layer of BS in and of itself?)


16 posted on 11/02/2011 3:28:26 PM PDT by samtheman (Newt, can you refute... global warming? You really have to do that.)
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To: smoothsailing

Maybe it is the Perry camp payback for Cain dissing Perry on the negro rock and anybody as VP but Perry.


17 posted on 11/02/2011 3:29:13 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: montag813

It’s Freepers like you that make coming to this place worth it! These hits on Mr. Cain are a bit infuriating but it’s great when some can lighten things up around here.


18 posted on 11/02/2011 3:29:30 PM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: all the best; smoothsailing
Wouldn’t it be more productive to deal with the accusations rather than who is behind their coming to light?

Unless, of course, the accusations are merely accusations without merit, at which time it become imperative to cut them off at the source.

But you already knew they had no merit didn't you?
19 posted on 11/02/2011 3:30:03 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: smoothsailing

I don’t like leaking this info out by the Dem’s OR opposing candidates, BUT, if there’s something to the story, I am more disappointed in Cain’s past actions than he’s admitting?


20 posted on 11/02/2011 3:32:28 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1

Sounds like Romney dirty tricks. Just saying


21 posted on 11/02/2011 3:34:46 PM PDT by beckybea (("Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." John Wayne)
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To: justlurking
Don't know what happened, here's a screencap of the webpage.

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22 posted on 11/02/2011 3:35:15 PM PDT by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: all the best

Oh, but it’s so much more poetic to have it play out this way!


23 posted on 11/02/2011 3:37:18 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: smoothsailing

I’m beginning to think Cain is mentally disturbed.


24 posted on 11/02/2011 3:38:53 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Zhang Fei; samtheman
Screencap at post 22. Don't know why it got pulled at the source.
25 posted on 11/02/2011 3:39:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: smoothsailing
not only is the Rick Perry campaign involved but also the Mayor of Chicago

Now that is starting to by as outlandish as Hillary Clinton's accusation of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.


26 posted on 11/02/2011 3:40:03 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Brandonmark
Respond to what?

What are the allegations?

What was the pay off if any?

Should he break his conf. Ag. to impress someone? That is contempt of court and opens him to damages.

Please, these are baseless allegations until there is a clue as to what ‘inappropriate’ means.

28 posted on 11/02/2011 3:43:14 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: all the best

Not if there trumped up.


29 posted on 11/02/2011 3:44:26 PM PDT by qman (If you are prepared you can't be surprised.)
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To: Sister_T
These hits on Mr. Cain are a bit infuriating but it’s great when some can lighten things up around here.

As infuriating as they are, I'd rather they come out now when there's time for Cain to react and deal with them ... rather than have Cain get the nomination and they hit the public domain in late October 2012.
30 posted on 11/02/2011 3:49:42 PM PDT by tanknetter
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31 posted on 11/02/2011 3:51:10 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: smoothsailing
Perry Camp Denies Leaking Cain Harassment Story, Fingers Romney Campaign
Updated: November 2, 2011 | 6:13 p.m.


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[We're gonna need more popcorn!]


32 posted on 11/02/2011 3:52:42 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: smoothsailing

I’ve heard the leak source was one of Cain’s church members; an officer at National Rest. Assn. who is also a Romney supporter.


33 posted on 11/02/2011 3:53:21 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: all the best
Those throwing the accusations....sometimes have skin in the game.

So it does matter....

34 posted on 11/02/2011 3:53:53 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m sure it’s quite possible that a woman or two took offense at being looked at the wrong way. We live in a victim’s culture.


35 posted on 11/02/2011 3:56:48 PM PDT by all the best
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To: shield

Does anyone know what the allegations are? Did Cain croon sweet things into their ears or did he go full on Barry White? Seriously, how many people is Cain going to accuse?


36 posted on 11/02/2011 3:58:22 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Brandonmark

I disagree - on the basis that Cain isn’t even registering on the Dems’ radar screen yet. There are still 9 GOP candidates, and the frontrunner changes on an almost weekly basis.

If it was clearer that Cain was going to be the actual GOP candidate, then I would agree with you. But right now, the fight is still among the Republicans. Perry, Romney, Bachmann. even Santorum have *much* more to gain at this point than BHO.

If this was Rahm’s work, we’d havew salacious rumors being leaked about *every* GOP potential. We don’t. I bet you a virtual high-five that this is someone from Perry’s campaign. That man is beginning to stink of flop sweat.


37 posted on 11/02/2011 3:58:36 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reSo by that reasoning, all of America's poor would be rich - if they onlyeach the light)
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To: all the best
We live in a victim’s culture.

Which, I submit, is expanded by working in Washington, DC for a non-profit.

In that circumstance, as an employer, you are drawing from the most super-sensitive group of employees in the nation.

38 posted on 11/02/2011 4:00:39 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: smoothsailing

Well, that’s hilarious. Perry linked with Rahm Emanuel. Not.


39 posted on 11/02/2011 4:00:54 PM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: smoothsailing

Now this downright embarassing. Are there any adults working at the Cain campaign?


40 posted on 11/02/2011 4:10:11 PM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: worst-case scenario
This week I was talking with an activist within the dem party and they ARE very aware of Cain and it is in their interest to see him get in a pissing match with the other GOP candidates.

The dems have a HUGE stake in who the Republicans nominate. Trust me on this!!

Although I suspect that Rahm would have waited until next fall to release this.

Bottom line...the GOP candidates fighting each other is just what the dems wanted.

41 posted on 11/02/2011 4:16:54 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Travis McGee

It’s a bit different today, when internet forensics are at a new level. Many a tangled tale can be unwoven, woe be to the wrong-doers.


Anthony Weiner: “sadly, Travis is correct. “


42 posted on 11/02/2011 4:20:09 PM PDT by Yaelle (Donate to Cain today to show the media they can't choose our candidate this time.)
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To: TomGuy

I think it was Kay Bailey Hutchinson who leaked to Cain that it was Perry. :)


43 posted on 11/02/2011 4:22:41 PM PDT by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: smoothsailing

Better now than a year from now if he had won the nomination. Oddly inept as how he has handled this. If the allegations are false he has done great damage by playing the race card and blaming ‘others’. This is something he should have told us about at the start.


44 posted on 11/02/2011 4:22:55 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Brandonmark

Well, since Mark Block jusr accused the Perry team of the whole shebang, I think we can safelt rule out Rahm’s influence.

Although there are probably broad smiles in the Obama re-election campaign headquarters watching this fiasco.


45 posted on 11/02/2011 4:31:35 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reSo by that reasoning, all of America's poor would be rich - if they onlyeach the light)
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To: samtheman
It is here:

picket-source-rham-emanuel

46 posted on 11/02/2011 4:34:45 PM PDT by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: smoothsailing
Who will Cain blame next? Anthony Weiner?

I think Cain blew it with these allegations.

I think he could have defended the sexual harassment charges and been OK.

But this doesn't smell good at all.

47 posted on 11/02/2011 4:36:46 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: smoothsailing

My question is Does Romney still own Politico? He bought up a bunch of conservative websites back in 2008. I remember that. Again these smears do sound identical to the ones he did against all the other candidates running at the time.


48 posted on 11/02/2011 4:37:31 PM PDT by bradactor
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49 posted on 11/02/2011 4:40:28 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: worst-case scenario
Although there are probably broad smiles in the Obama re-election campaign headquarters watching this fiasco.

Yes...I am afraid that is exactly the case!

50 posted on 11/02/2011 4:40:36 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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