"I know you are but what am I".
"I know you are but what am I".
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
not to go public with her side of the story.
Now that this one accuser has back pedalled on her decision to tell her side of the story, her refusal to talk removes some credibility from this story. Doesn't mean Herman Cain didn't do something wrong; it just means maybe the situation (at least with one woman) wasn't as bad as it's been made out to be. And remember, there's still one accuser left and one alleged "eye witness" to Cain's past inappropriate behavior along the lines of what he's being "accused" of having done.The National Restaurant Association on Friday confirmed that it granted a financial settlement to a woman after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against Herman Cain in 1999.
The trade group also freed her from her confidentiality agreement, although her attorney said she doesn’t intend to speak publicly on the matter. “Notwithstanding the Association’s ongoing policy of maintaining the privacy of all personnel matters, we have advised [her attorney] that we are willing to waive the confidentiality of this matter and permit [Joel] Bennett’s client to comment,” Dawn Sweeney, president of the National Restaurant Association, said Friday in a news release.
Bennett, the attorney for the woman, on Thursday submitted a request to release her from the agreement.
The association announced its decision just as Bennett was telling reporters that the complaint against Cain involved “more than one incident” that, in the woman’s opinion, qualified as sexual harassment.
“My client stands by the complaint that she made,” he said.
Bennett declined to give additional details about the nature of the incidents, citing the woman’s desire to stay out of the spotlight.
“Based upon the information currently available, we can confirm that more than a decade ago, in July 1999, Mr. Bennett’s client filed a formal internal complaint, in accordance with the Association’s existing policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. Mr. Herman Cain disputed the allegations in the complaint. The Association and Mr. Bennett’s client subsequently entered into an agreement to resolve the matter, without any admission of liability. Mr. Cain was not a party to that agreement.”
The story...accusations...rumors...what the hell?....continues.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 11-04-11 at 07:57 PM.
Based on some recent revelations, I'd say that this situation is much more serious than I first imagined.
Perry and Romney will probably say very little about this. Their tactic will probably be to let Cain self-destruct.
Looks like a third woman has come forward: BBC News - Third woman claims inappropriate behaviour from Cain
What is known that Cain has had to back track so many times in this revelation. Probably the most irriatating thing to the women is to listen to Cain now say that he only said one was tall as his wife and put his hand up in the air. I think there was a little more to that and Cain knows it.
At first his convenient lack of memory of any such harrassment claim is so over the board bogus. I kind of think most people would remember something like that. He has bumbled and danced around this issue so much I hate to picture him as president and dealing with someone as sharp and hard as Putnin. Putnin would eat him up for breakfast.
As far as how Cain has handled it, that is another issue, albeit a very legitimate one in its own right.