Wednesday, November 9, 2011

With A Smear Campaign Here Today, Can David Axelrod Be Far Behind?

Ann Coulter is not one to be taken for a ride. Wise to the ways of Chicago politics, she finds one too many coincidences in the Cain Conundrum:
After a week of conservative eye-rolling over unspecified, anonymous accusations against Cain, we've suddenly got very specific sexual assault allegations from an all-new accuser out of ... Chicago.

Herman Cain has never lived in Chicago. But you know who has? David Axelrod! And guess who lived in Axelrod's very building? Right again: Cain's latest accuser, Sharon Bialek.

Bialek's accusations were certainly specific. But they also demonstrated why anonymous accusations are worthless. Within 24 hours of Bialek's press conference, friends and acquaintances of hers stepped forward to say that she's a "gold-digger," that she was constantly in financial trouble -- having filed for personal bankruptcy twice -- and, of course, that she had lived in Axelrod's apartment building at 505 North Lake Shore Drive, where, she admits, she knew the man The New York Times calls Obama's "hired muscle."

Throw in some federal tax evasion, and she's Obama's next Cabinet pick.
Excellent. Perhaps a position of czar might be better for Ms. Bialek... a presidential appointment as Czar of Nontraditional Revenue Streams or some such. Spares us all that unnecessary trouble with congressional oversight. Coulter goes on to recount the various miraculously fortuitous Obama campaigns, from primary obscurity to national front runner, and all from a guy with no real life experience.

That's one lucky guy.


  1. The question to ask is not whether Cain sexually harassed these women but whether women are truly damaged in any way by having men slide hands up their skirts. As a woman, I would say, no, such incidents, even if unwelcome, are easily forgotten.

  2. But, Miss Carnivorous, could you ever forget a
    "sexually-charged email" like the one sent to another of Cain's accusers, Karen Kraushaar, at her next job, the INS, that was the basis for the "sexual" part of her claim there? The details of Cain's "tort" toward her were never made available. Her INS workplace was "sexually charged" when that internet joke "How men and women are a lot like a computer" appeared in her inbox. It contained such lines as "men were like computers because in order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.” AND, women were like computers because “even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.”

    I hope what Cain did to her did not match that level of depravity.

  3. Miss Carnivorous! Back from wherever you disappeared to, and the first thing you comment on at my blog is the relative ease with which you forget anything having to do with men. Well, thanks for that! I will have to see if the cat has left her scratch marks elsewhere.

    You have been missed. Good to have you back!!

  4. I saw that same email, back in the day ... forwarded by a woman. Man! I should have sued both her and our employer!

  5. Whenever big money is at stake--and I call $50-$60
    thousand big money--you are going to have even reasonable people twist themselves into pretzel shapes trying to grasp the brass ring. The funny thing is that we do not even know how many women did get these payments, especially when a confidentiality agreement was in play. Some will say that it is to be expected, and they don't mind, that phony charges are treated exactly as genuine charges of abuse when the system of justice is changed to make these cases easier to proceed. I say they were so widespread as to cut corporate profits significantly--meaning less investment over the years and a less-healthy corporate population today. When a corporation's cost of actually bringing a case to trial is around $250,000, the majority of cases will be settled early for lesser amounts even if those
    cases are nonsensical.