HolyCoast: The Cain Scrutiny

Thursday, November 03, 2011

The Cain Scrutiny

A clever title from The Daily Caller:
The Cain Scrutiny — Day 4. We still don’t know exactly what Herman Cain is supposed to have done wrong or who claimed he did, but a lack of facts doesn’t mean it’s not news. For the latest dearth of details, let’s go to the Associated Press: “A third former employee considered filing a workplace complaint against Herman Cain over what she considered aggressive and unwanted behavior when she and Cain, now a Republican presidential candidate, worked together during the late 1990s, the woman told The Associated Press on Wednesday. She said the behavior included a private invitation to his corporate apartment… The woman spoke only on condition of anonymity, saying she feared retaliation. She was located and approached by the AP as part of its investigation into harassment complaints against Cain that were disclosed in recent days and have thrown his presidential campaign into turmoil.” Who is this woman? What did Cain do or say to her? The AP doesn’t seem to care, so apparently we shouldn’t either. In other news: The Cain campaign says the Perry campaign tipped Politico to the anonymous, unspecified accusations from at least a decade ago, but the Perry campaign blames Romney. And if you think this was the real goal of this story, that’s only because you’ve been following the news industry for more than a few days. No matter what Herman Cain did or didn’t do, all of the GOP candidates are guilty of the greatest crime of all: threatening Obama’s second term.
I was skeptical of this story at first since it appeared to be little more than a political hitjob by a leftist Obama-supporting website. However, we're up to three different women making complaints, and other reputable people who witnessed the incidents who said they've been expecting this information to come out. I think Herman's done.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

I'm waiting for specifics. For now, it just sounds like a smear. Politico is not a source I have any trust in.