OH DEAR, OH DEAR, OH DEAR – The plot, as they say, thickens. Herman Cain will hold a press conference today to tell his side of the story vis-a-vis his latest accuser. But the Chicago Sun-Times – the accuser is from Chicago – is running an absolutely intriguing story that can, if accurate, make it much easier for Cain. Consider:
The Cain Encounter ...
They hugged each other backstage in a full embrace like old friends.
She grabbed his arm and whispered in his left ear.
She kept talking as he bent to listen, and he kept saying “Uh, huh. Uh, huh.”
“I don’t know if what she was giving him was a sucker punch, but he didn’t put his arm down while she was talking to him,” said the Sneed source.
?The “he”... is GOP presidential contender Herman Cain, who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women.
?The “she”... is Chicagoan Sharon Bialek, who held a news conference Tuesday as the only woman to PUBLICLY accuse Cain of sexual harassment.
?The Sneed source ... is WIND radio co-host Amy Jacobson, who tells Sneed she witnessed the Cain/Bialek encounter a month ago while backstage at the AM 560 WIND sponsored TeaCon meeting in Schaumburg Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.
?Quoth Jacobson: “I had turned on TV to find out who was Cain’s accuser, and I almost fell over when I saw it was Sharon Bialek accusing Cain of groping her genitals.”
“I was waiting for Herman Cain’s ‘Accuser No. 4’ to surface — and up pops Sharon!”
“I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked.”
COMMENT: Utterly intriguing. Let's hear what Herman has to say. Even conservatives are demanding that he answer this latest charge thoughtfully and completely. If the eyewitness report of the encounter is correct, he may have some powerful arrows in his quiver. But we'll wait and see.
November 8, 2011