Herman Cain Defiant in Press Conference to Address Sexual Harassment Allegations Brought by Sharon Bailek, Karen Kraushaar
Herman Cain’s press conference to address the allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him by four women — Karen Kraushaar, Sharon Bailek and two unnamed women — was like that Alaskan bridge to nowhere. Herman Cain didn’t present a compelling case to disprove the allegations of these women.
Further, he said there may be more accusations coming. His specific words were: “There will probably be others – not because I am aware of any, but because the machine to keep a businessman out of the White House is going to be relentless,” Cain said. “If they continue to come, I will continue to respond.” Really? Are there more women out there who share a similar story? If you ask me, he did himself a great disservice by parading his attorney, Lin Wood, (represented John & Patsy Ramsey in the death of JonBenet Ramsey) on stage first, who attacked Gloria Allred, Sharon Bailek’s attorney. That will backfire. Gloria Allred, though I consider her to be an ambulance chaser, is a shrewd attorney.
He blamed the “Democratic machine,” for the scandal, though he had no proof that Democrats were behind this. He said, “The fact is, these anonymous allegations are false and now the Democrat machine in America has brought forth a troubled woman to make accusations.” He’s a moron for thinking the Democrats would go after him at this juncture. News flash Herman, the Democrats want you to be the Republican presidential candidate to meet Barack Obama in 2012. He would win a second term hands down.
As a woman, disparaging another woman because of her financial difficulties, is a low blow. Because Sharon Bailek has financial difficulties and filed for bankruptcy protection twice, doesn’t mean she couldn’t have been sexually harassed. In case Herman Cain hasn’t noticed, there are millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet financially. Many, including some people with financial means, declare bankruptcy for various reasons. Herman Cain complicated things by attacking Sharon Bailek instead of telling us why he should be trusted and given a second chance. Bill Clinton was thrown under a freight train by the Republicans for his indiscretions. Well, we should hold Herman Cain to the same standards.
Herman Cain said he doesn’t know Sharon Bailek, but a picture of both of them, taken last year has purportedly surfaced. If that’s the case and the picture is authentic, then he lied. surfaced. Um, wait, he’ll say doesn’t recollect. Herman Cain didn’t put this story behind him. He put it in front of him. He said the past presidents in the White House have kicked the can down the road. So did he. He offered to take a lie detector test within certain conditions. We know that will never happen. He paraded his lawyer out there as though the alleged victims should be scared. I guess in closing, let me ask one question, when do baseless allegations result in a settlement or an agreement?
This article was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.
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