Twenty years after the media’s “high-tech lynching”of Clarence Thomas,the Left’s tactics have not changed a bit.
The political world is reeling over allegations that unlikely Republican frontrunner Herman Cain sexually harassed two women while he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association,which he headed 1996-1999. The two women,who accused Cain of acting “inappropriately,”reportedly received settlements “in the five-figure range.”
What was Cain’s offense? No one really knows,presumably including Cain and the reporters who published the story. Politico reports:“These incidents include conversations allegedly filled with innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature,taking place at hotels during conferences,at other officially sanctioned restaurant association events and at the association’s offices. There were also descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable and that they regarded as improper in a professional relationship.”(Emphasis added.)
Cain announced just as this article was being written that one “gesture”in question was that Cain once placed his hand at chin-level,saying,“You’re about the same height as my wife.”He did not touch the woman,Cain said,but she felt “uncomfortable”about being sized up.
Mary Ann Cricchio,who served on the National Restaurant Association board at the time,had a different assessment. Cricchio said,“Herman treated everyone great.”