|Mr. Cain's Lawyer; Intimidating|
Accusers is so Much More Fun
Then Defending the Charges
L. Lin Wood, the lawyer hired by the Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain to fend off sexual harassment accusations, has warned that any other women who might be considering coming forward with similar allegations “should think twice.”
This is nothing less than intimidation. The Cain campaign has taken the position that any woman who has charged Mr. Cain with improper behavior in the past, before he was a candidate and now comes forth with those charges will be subject to a vicious attack on her character and her life.
And when another accuser, Sharon Bialek — whose last name Mr. Limbaugh has pronounced as “buy-a-lick”— appeared Wednesday on MSNBC, she faced fresh inquiries about her troubled financial history, which had been documented and publicized by Mr. Cain’s campaign under the heading, “Who Is Sharon Bialek?”
One of Mr. Cain’s accusers summarized the situation correctly
Keeping her own low profile on Wednesday, Ms. Kraushaar said in a brief statement to The New York Times, “Anyone should be able to report allegations of sexual harassment without fear that their lives and careers will be put on public display and laid open to public scrutiny.”
Yes Ms. Karushaar, you are correct, but that is not the philosophy of Conservatives. For them any and all attacks are fair. The question The Dismal Political Economist has is why does any woman, any woman ever vote for these people?