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Herman Cain Better Be Telling The Truth


Oh, Herman.  Why did you double down so forcibly?  I hope Cain’s innocent, really I do.  Tuesday’s press conference gave him little wiggle room.  Within the first 1 minute and 45 seconds, Herman Cain said that he saw Sharon Bialek for “the very first time”, that he “doesn’t even know who this woman is”, and that he “doesn’t recognize her name at all”.  By the 2 minute and 20 second mark, he had repeated that he didn’t know who Sharon Bialek is and that he didn’t recognize her name.

I hope that’s true.  We already know that he saw her in September of this year, but that might have been the only time he’s ever seen her, and he may honestly have forgotten about it.

But when you think back to Sharon Bialek’s original press conference, Sharon was very, very specific in her accusations.  Here’s some of the transcript from that press conference.

“I took the train into Washington, D.C. When I went to check into the room I was shocked to be taken to a palatial suite. I said to the bellman that there must be some mistake, but he insisted that there was no mistake. I later found out that Mr. Cain had arranged for the suite, though at the time I thought that maybe my boyfriend had tried to surprise me.

“I met Mr. Cain in the lobby of the bar at the Capitol Hilton at around 6:30 p.m. We had drinks at the hotel, and he asked how I liked my room, which is kind of normal, and I said I was very surprised. I said, I can’t believe it, I’ve got this great suite, it’s gorgeous. Mr. Cain kind of smirked, and then said, ‘I upgraded you.’

“He then took me to an Italian restaurant where we had dinner. During dinner, Mr. Cain looked at me and said, ‘Why are you here?’ I said, ‘Actually, Herman, my boyfriend, whom you met, suggested that I meet with you ‘cause he thought you could help me because I really need a job. I was wondering if there’s anything available at the state association level or perhaps if you could speak to someone at the foundation to try to get my job back, perhaps even in a different department.’ He said, ‘I’ll look into that.’

“While we were driving back to the hotel, he said that he would show me where the National Restaurant Association offices were. He parked the car down the block. I thought that we were going to go into the offices so he that could show me around. At that time I had on a black pleated skirt, a suit jacket and a blouse. He had on a suit with his shirt open. But instead of going into the offices, he suddenly reached over and he put his hand on my leg under my skirt and reached for my genitals. He also grabbed my head and brought it toward his crotch. I was very, very surprised and very shocked.

“I said: ‘What are you doing? You know I have a boyfriend. This isn’t what I came here for.’ Mr. Cain said, ‘You want a job, right?’

“I asked him to stop and he did. I asked him to take me back to my hotel which he did, right away.”

Here are some of the details just from that transcript:
She said that she stayed in the Capitol Hilton
He upgraded her room to a suite.
She met him in the lobby bar for drinks
They went to an Italian restaurant.
She had on a pleated skirt.

When you listen to her tell the tale in her press conference (that the transcript above is from), she really seems to be making specific accusations and “recalling” specific details.  When Herman Cain says that he doesn’t even know who Bialek is, he’s denying a LOT of things.  So, if even ONE of them is true, it casts a lot of his testimony into question.

If any one of the things Ms. Bialek claims is proven to be true, then Herman’s goose can be cooked.  (hotel records, credit card records, etc…)  I feel that Mr. Cain took a very big gamble by saying he had did not even know who Sharon Bialek is.  I think it would have been a safer bet for him to say he’s “not sure” if he’d ever seen her before, but by making such adamant claims, he’s really given himself little recourse in the event (or if) he’s ever proven to not be telling the truth.

Of course… if he IS telling the truth, then his gamble may likely pay off.

What do you guys think?  Did Herman take too big of a risk by saying so adamantly that he did not even know who Sharon Bialek is?  Should he have been more vague and just said that he “didn’t recall ever meeting her”?  Or, should he have “put his chips all in”, as it seems he has?  What would you do, if you were accused of wrong doing by someone on national TV, for that matter?  I’m not sure what I would do, if I was in that situation, myself.

As always, let us know what you think in the comments below.  I know a lot of you are tired of this conversation, but we’re trying to choose a leader of the free world, and part of the process is gauging how candidates do under pressure.  And right now, I’d say Herman Cain is under pressure.

 

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  1. Wendy says:

    Seems like a total smear campaign to me. Time will tell….

  2. catscorner says:

    The woman in the photo doesn’t look like Bialek because it is NOT Bialek! Her name is Amy Jacobson.

  3. WillofLa says:

    I hate to say this but my damage control is in standby, ready to shift to Michelle Bachmann in a heartbeat. Everybody knows she’s clean but you know how the Communists are, and this is Communist led. What people have seen as “just the way the left is” has been established from long ago. And it’s been the “way the left is” long enough for the Democrats people to have established a group of people who work for the Democrats and as soon as somebody is looking like they might beat their candidate they make a phone call to their attack group and they go to work bringing people before the press with all these lies about the candidate. The problem is, Cain did rightly identify who he believed was behind all these sexual accusations when responding to the reporter’s question about who Cain thought was behind all these accusations. The Socialist Democrats are always behind anything bad that happens in America. Look at the Occupier’s. Who do you think is behind sending them out onto street to cause all this distraction while Obama passes somemore Presidential Directives he doesn’t want the public to pay attention to.

    I hate that this is going on and I’m wondering just how far are the Democrats willing to go to see to it that Cain is brought down? Who and what have their attack group got waiting in the wings to walk out onto the stage to distract the public’s attention? Look at how the Democrats send the SEIU out to deal with Tea Party rallies, and attendee’s whenever the Democrats want to make a stand against something they believe will hurt them. They will not be out done, they have decades of experience in destroying people’s careers, and forcing people to resign from office and all that. They are the accusation experts and all that comes from training their selected people have gone through as taught by the experts or experts, the Communists. They wrote the book on destroying their political opponents, kangaroo trials, show trials, and trumped up charges.

    And American’s think they have cornered the market on crime in high office with Tanemy Hall. They don’t know nothing when it comes to death and destruction of political enemies than the Communists have learned and have taught the Democrats. The Democrats called them in for that specific reason. The wanted to know how do we make sure we stay in power forever no matter what it looks like has happened. Like we think we have control of both Houses back in ’94? We didn’t have control of anything more than the Democrats wanted us to have. Why else do you think Nancy Pelosi was popping open champaign bottles after the 2010 elections. We thought they would all be crying. Nope! They were celebrating the fact that as long as their leadership is still in office, Pelosi, Reid, and others like McCain they were still in control. Some how we would have to clean house to get rid of ALL of them to really be in partial control. They would still have the State Dept., Supreme Court. With those two they could still do alot of damage.

  4. Greta says:

    Who are the other two men in the photo? Track them down and get some details. Bialek looks younger – and MUCH thinner (in the implant area as well.)

    • Brian Cook says:

      good point about her, ahem… upper torso. Either she got stung by a couple of REALLY big bees or……..

  5. arlenearmy says:

    When she said that
    Cain upgraded room to a suite, then rest assured Allred already has proof in hand. Allred s not stupid.

    Not only did Cain said that he never met her before, but that he is very good remembering faces. He was assertive of this.

    You’ll also notice that Cain now has a “criminal” attorney introducing him. That should tell folks that Cain knows that something criminal had been committed by him.

    He is the only candidate that has criminal attorney doing the talking on campaign trail.

    When it gets to this level it’s time for Cain to drop out of race or it’s time for GOP to take him down for sake of the party.

    • Brian Cook says:

      the lawyer representing him seemed like a friend as well and he may be lawyering up for a defamation suit. as the article said, he is putting all his chips in with this. sink or swim. as far as Allred being “not that stupid”…. hmmmmm………….

    • Semar Williams says:

      If all law makers in DC were dismissed for buying a girl a drink and taking her out to dinner, DC would be empty. This is a ploy against Cain and I suspect its the Obama team and hope the finger is pointed to them.

  6. arlenearmy says:

    Question… How old is that picture?

    • Brian Cook says:

      Good question. It may be grainy because it’s been passed around the internet OR it’s a snap off a camcorder (those things don’t produce good stills)

      Still Cain looks a little younger.

      Now, even if it is from a month ago, why is she posing with him if she was so ticked off and/or still feeling oogy about the encounter? (I know I would)

      Also, Cain has probably met thousand of people especially in the last 3 months. NOBODY’S memory is that good.