Skip to comments.LIVE reporting from Gloria Allred's Court Action in Canton MA
Posted on 10/24/2012 6:32:42 AM PDT by icwhatudo
Gloria Allred & client arrive in Canton MA
Client is Maureen Stemberg Sullivan, ex-wife of Staples founder Tom Stemberg.
Allred & Boston Globe are moving to remove gag order on Stemberg Sullivan, and release Mitt Romney testimony.
Let's take a romp down memory lane and review the typical Obama campaign strategy. Obama became a U.S. senator only by virtue of David Axelrod's former employer, the Chicago Tribune, ripping open the sealed divorce records of Obama's two principal opponents.
One month before the 2004 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, Obama was down in the polls, about to lose to Blair Hull, a multimillionaire securities trader. But then the Chicago Tribune leaked the claim that Hull's second ex-wife, Brenda Sexton, had sought an order of protection against him during their 1998 divorce proceedings.
Those records were under seal, but as The New York Times noted: "The Tribune reporter who wrote the original piece later acknowledged in print that the Obama camp had 'worked aggressively behind the scenes' to push the story." Many people said Axelrod had "an even more significant role -- that he leaked the initial story."
Both Hull and his ex-wife opposed releasing their sealed divorce records, but they finally relented in response to the media's hysteria -- 18 days before the primary. Hull was forced to spend four minutes of a debate detailing the abuse allegation in his divorce papers, explaining that his ex-wife "kicked me in the leg and I hit her shin to try to get her to not continue to kick me."
After having held a substantial lead just a month before the primary, Hull's campaign collapsed with the chatter about his divorce. Obama sailed to the front of the pack and won the primary. Hull finished third with 10 percent of the vote.
As luck would have it, Obama's opponent in the general election had also been divorced! Jack Ryan was tall, handsome, Catholic -- and shared a name with one of Harrison Ford's most popular onscreen characters! He went to Dartmouth, Harvard Law and Harvard Business School, made hundreds of millions of dollars as a partner at Goldman Sachs, and then, in his early 40s, left investment banking to teach at an inner city school on the South Side of Chicago.
Ryan would have walloped Obama in the Senate race. But at the request of -- again -- the Chicago Tribune, California Judge Robert Schnider unsealed the custody papers in Ryan's divorce five years earlier from Hollywood starlet Jeri Lynn Ryan, the bombshell Borg on "Star Trek: Voyager."
Jack Ryan had released his tax records. He had released his divorce records. But both he and his ex-wife sought to keep the custody records under seal to protect their son..
She got a half million Staples shares in the settlement of which she sold a bunch cheap before Staples went public. Her take from the shares was estimated at $5 million. She subsequently spent $4 million of it on lawyers over the years trying to get more and defending against a defamation suit from the ex husband.
Simple. He goes on national TV in advertisements, vigorously denies any allegation, presents counter evidence about the testimony, and promises a devastating lawsuit, whatever the outcome of the election .... “... Because is it time for some people to learn that they cannot lie about others and face no consequences.”
OK - so Allred has the testimony, she gets denied today and the juicy parts magically show up in the press anyhow. By that time Allred is safely back in CA, far far away from a contempt of court citation.
There are no secrets in America anymore (unless you’re Obama).
This is so wrong! You just can’t make things up to smear people politically.. You can’t just say things like Barney Frank’s apartment used for male prostitution.
How does she have that testimony if it was sealed by the court? She should be held in contempt.
It could end up in media, but then Allred is the source since it is likely the court records no longer exist.
David S. Bernstein @dbernstein
Judge will allow pool media — but don’t go to your TV yet, Staples wants a continuance to review the Romney testimony.
No, duh. She wears Allred.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Her ex left this woman 20 years ago with 5 million and now she can’t afford her 5K a month apartment
She even had to give away her dog
Mitt, you heartless bastard (SARC)
Her client has it?? She’s shopped this story for years and years.
A PAC should tell the story of Obama’s steps in his career advancement.
He got where he is by kicking opponents off the ballot.
Gloria Allred you are a disgrace to all women!
Judge says “an election coming” is not an emergency that should rush someone’s (Tom #Stemberg) due process rights.
That sounds promising...
Boston Globe is pushing hard. Court in recess so that Staples attorneys can look over Romney testimony. Staples attorneys have asked for continuance at later date.
People are missing the big picture. It is working! There will be no talk of the emails stating the wh knew this was a terrorist attack 2 hrs after it happened.(reuters)
Agreed and with your permission I wish to modify to read, Gloria is a vile disgusting sow.
They will also miss that the dead Ambassador’s purpose in Benghazi was to funnel armament to Jihadists’ in Syria. The compound was likely a storage area for weapons bound for Syria.
(chuckles) I've never seen your name before - noob!