Skip to comments.Herman Cain and Joe Paterno have things in common (MARY FORGETS ABOUT OL' SLICK)
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 coachs house.
It was a disgusting display.
Paterno is suspected of being part of a cover-up at Penn State that not only tarnishes the schools 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, Ive 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 havent heard much about them. What will their lives become?
Despite Paternos celebrity status, how can he be let off this hook?
Unfortunately, Paternos 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, youd think Cains 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 doesnt have a snowballs 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 aint going to happen.
Let me say right here I dont believe a word Cain has said about the allegations, because Ive walked in his accusers heels. I understand why women are reluctant to complain about men who step over the line: They dont want to be whiners. They dont 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, Id 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 Cains accusers will be put down, the political system will continue to prop this candidate up
Unfortunately, too often, winning trumps all else.
I don’t think Cain had some older guy of questionable sexual orientation pay for his college tuition.
From what I just read about Penn State on Drudge—it sounds more like Bawney Fwank and Penn State have a lot in common.
Both of them did nothing.
Grand jury testimony and bimbo pronouncements are hardly similar.
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?
You forgot the Barf Alert.
Neither Cain or Paterno raped anyone. No real comparison to the impeached *Felon.
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.
Sheeesh! Really? One is involved in pedophilia, hiding it, and the other is not.
This same group has no problem with kids being indoctrinated with gay agenda sexual education in public schools. Hypocreeps.
Oh, did I just call you Mary, Mary?
They're not even in the same universe!
If we don't stand up and defeat the lib MSM on this lynching of Cain, we're ALL done for.
This list of innuendos and allegations comes from Chicago.
Nothing specific, you understand. Just business, Chicago style.
I think it’s implied the by Ms. Mitchell being the author - barf away.
Oh, I see.
This is from the CHICAGO Sun Times.
MARY MITCHELL and Mary Mapes have things in common.
Unfortunately, too often, personal political agendas trump journalism and reporting.