I Hate to Say, “Imagine That”, But

Imagine that.

Cain suggests accuser’s finances are motive for allegation
Newly reviewed records appear to contradict Mundelein woman’s assertions that her financial troubles are long behind her

…Sharon Bialek’s fiance — who said he is her primary source of financial support — is unemployed and preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to Lake County court documents reviewed Tuesday by the Tribune. And in Cook County, lawsuits show she has been targeted by creditors who claimed she owed them thousands in unpaid rent, personal loans and credit card bills.

In a round of TV interviews, Bialek, 50, said she had no financial reasons for coming forward and had not been promised a job in exchange for accusing Cain of groping her in a parked car 14 years ago. She sought to downplay past financial problems.

And I’m wondering who’s paying all the other chicas’ lawyer tabs, since they seem to have some pretty pricey representation.

Or am I just jaded?

UPDATE: And Ace has something to say concerning his previous support for another of Cain’s offended accusers:

…Given this history — attempting to blackmail a payoff out of a government agency over a silly email forward — I’m categorizing her as a False Accuser.

If she has something, she has something. But she is not credible.

I am really focusing on sneaking that “And I got an offensive email, too!” part of her complaint. That has nothing at all to do with her actual complaint. She is just throwing that in to suggest Unless I am appeased, there might be some trouble for you. Just give me my paid year at grad school, and this will all just disappear.

Apology time: This woman is not credible at all, plainly wants to be paid to not work, and yes, I should have been more skeptical of her.

8 Responses to “I Hate to Say, “Imagine That”, But…”

  1. aelfheld says:

    You’re jaded.

    That doesn’t detract from the accuracy of your observations.

  2. JeffS says:

    I’m not surprised to hear any of this. The whole thing stank of a smear job from the start.

    But I gotta say, I’m sick of the circular firing squad Republicans and some conservatives seem to love and enjoy. A lot of the pundits were getting to throw Cain under the bus because there was a *hint* of a scandal, and the media was getting into a nice feeding frenzy.

    Dudes, competition is healthy, but enough of the backstabbing already. Country first, ambition second, understood?

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    I am with you completely on that, Jeff and some of the major bloggers (ahem…above) have been so quick out of the box to bury anyone, but THEIR guy, it’s been GROSS. AND gross negligence. For God’s sake, ANYONE could see through this crap about Cain like a cheap curtain, unless, of course, it suited your purposes NOT to.

    I stood up for Perry about the stupid rock crap ~ that was bullshit, too and Cain should have kept his trap shut as well.

    The GOP voters can make their own minds up based on the guys in front of them. We don’t need artificial feeding frenzies whipped up by Axelrod OR our OWN.

  4. JeffS says:

    Yeah, Ace is normally sensible, but he’s so anal about “his guy”, I’m starting to skip over his presidential candidate posts.

  5. Gary from Jersey says:

    There’s fame and money in the vapors, especially if you can destroy someone more powerful and influential while helping your side. O and Emanuel must be having a good laugh over this.

  6. Syd B. says:

    Ann Coulter had a number of very interesting observations in this recent offering:

    Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country — Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. — but never in Chicago.

    So it’s curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod.

    Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O’Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley’s chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain’s personnel records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

    The Daley-controlled IRA works hand-in-glove with the NRA. And strangely enough, Cain’s short, three-year tenure at the NRA is evidently the only period in his decades-long career during which he’s alleged to have been a sexual predator.

    More here: http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/redirect-to/?redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anncoulter.com%2Fcolumns%2F2011-11-09.html

  7. Thank you, Syd!! I was wondering about the same thing!!

    Why Chicago?? Hm….

  8. nightfly says:

    This is an example of how the prevailing culture alters our course without our realizing. A lot of why “our side” gets the knives out for each other is the fear that we’ll be accused of hypocrisy, not grilling “our guys” when impropriety surfaces.

    But they do that anyway.

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