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11/28/2011

Barney Frank Retires

Filed under: 2012 Election — Karl @ 8:26 am

[Posted by Karl]

Why? Jim Geraghty (and Jazz Shaw) note:

Following the 2010 census, Massachusetts is in line to lose one congressional seat, taking them from 10 to 9. Frank is more than seventy years old and could very likely have been looking at retirement in the not too distant future anyway, and this gives the state party an easy out in terms of carving up their redistricting map without the need for a nasty, internecine food fight.

Close, but probably not quite right, as WPRI’s Ted Nesi reports:

Part of Frank’s calculus may be the new boundaries of his 4th Congressional District drawn by Massachusetts’ redistricting panel.

The biggest change for Frank’s 4th District is the loss of New Bedford, a key Democratic stronghold, and the addition of a bunch of conservative-leaning communities in my old stomping grounds along the Rhode Island border, including Attleboro, North Attleboro, Plainville, and U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s hometown of Wrentham. That was going to be tough territory for Frank.

Indeed, Brown won Frank’s district before the lines were redrawn.  Frank won in 2010 with 55% of the vote — but that was his worst showing since 1980, when he was first elected.  Of the many bad things I could say about Frank, he’s not dumb when it comes to politics, which is why he now shuffles off to some quasi-private sector gig, likely a lucrative one.

Update:  Frank basically confirms the theory presented here.

–Karl

129 Responses to “Barney Frank Retires”

  1. NO WAI!!

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  2. Ding!

    Karl (f07e38)

  3. This upsets me almost as much as the break up of Kim’s marriage.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  4. Yeah, his next “gig” needs to be more than “semi-private”.

    Icy (68544b)

  5. If I were a suspicious person, I might wonder who got what on the “gentleman” and when will the story drop? But I’m not generally very suspicious…

    Sue (40062f)

  6. Hey he’s got his bag of boodle after 32 years in Congress. The slog for votes to get elected next year looks a little tough. Time to retire and play with his boy toys.

    Comanche Voter (0e06a9)

  7. Bawney can now go diddle some more male prostitutes.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  8. Now, it is time for the House Ethics Cmte to get off the pot, and do something about Maxine Waters to ensure that she does not become the Ranking Member of the House Banking Cmte.
    How much more could she steer to her husbands bank in her new position?

    AD-RtR/OS! (08f9d5)

  9. @10…. let’s hope Maxine Waters never gets to chair the House Banking Committee. While Barney was dishonest, he was smart. Maxine is a crook and a really stupid one. She is damn near untouchable though because of high melanin counts.

    Huey (4f7ef0)

  10. What is Liberal Arts?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  11. and here i was hoping it was something painful and fatal…

    but then again, i’m nasty that way.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  12. So when do the young men start popping out crying-away with their lawyers at their side?

    ODB (0f13a8)

  13. Yeah Bawney Fwank retired is the economy is doomed.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  14. so the economy is doomed*

    Honestly Bawney Fwank can go suck Charle sJohnsons left testicle.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  15. Comment by Huey — 11/28/2011 @ 11:25 am

    Melanin counts….
    Interesting suit in CA over redistricting claiming that the efforts of the commission to protect Waters, Richardson (both have cases pending before the House Ethics Cmte), and Bass (ex Assy Speaker), are a violation of the Voting Rights Act. It doesn’t help that all three are Black, but it seems that the violation is in diminishing the chances of Hispanics, who are a larger portion of the CA electorate than are Blacks.

    AD-RtR/OS! (08f9d5)

  16. DohBiden wrote:

    Honestly Bawney Fwank can go suck Charle sJohnsons left testicle.

    Been there, done that.

    The Honorable Barney Frank, Member of Congress (3e4784)

  17. Charles Johnsons*

    :shock:

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  18. Dedicated to Barney, with regard to his appearance on the Rachel Maddow show.

    It Will Take a Strong, Strong Wind (to take me from your arms again) By Heart.

    Don’t let the door hitcha, Barney.

    papertiger (e55ba0)

  19. The good news: Barney Frank is leaving. The bad news: Maxine Waters is in line to take his spot on Financial Services. Though there may be a reason why she may not be right for this post …
    http://bit.ly/qVdDUt

    ombdz (2a81ef)

  20. Isn’t Maxine Waters a smelly arsehole?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  21. Cain to join Barney in retirement? 13 year affair? Cain admits knowing woman

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/28/breaking-cain-third-accuser-to-come-forward/

    Haters

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  22. I love how the Romney cult of personality insist someone using the term Rockefeller Republican is ok but when Sarah Palin or Michelle Malkin use it it’s class warfare which is evil.

    Height of Hypocrisy much?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  23. ZOMFG Cain is a rapist that accuses Republicans of being KKK members.

    JD (3d0bb5)

  24. Will Cain:

    Claim the establishment is leaking this

    Claim that this is another high tech lynching

    claim he is a black businessman and thag scares people

    Claim he neve touched the woman but had dinner and sleepovers

    Blame Rick Perry

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  25. Cain confirms affair in statement and say’s hey this time – it wasnt rape

    Thank goodness for the tiniest of favors…

    Of course, the woman herself is talking on the news and likely has proof (email, etc.) of the relationship, so lying is probably not really even an option

    -Ace of Spades

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  26. When Rumors surface that Rick Perry is a closeted homo Will EricPWJackass Claim the establishment is leaking this? Claim this is because of his faith? Claim he is a Christian which scares people? Claim he was never a homosexual but he invited the men over for some tea and crumpets?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  27. I guess Mrs Cains statements – thats not my husband the man I know – I’m not the woman who is the last to know….

    Say a prayer for Mrs Cain, she didnt deserve this horrible horrible man

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  28. Dohbiden

    Cain confirmed the affair, sorry – if you have affairs, assaults, accuse others of racism whie playing the race card, lying, more than once to the media, is caught trying to fundraise on month old poll numbers and lying to donors that you are leading the race et al

    How many more lies are people going to believe

    He’s setting records for sure

    fox reports the affair on news

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  29. You are a serial liar, epwj. Proof of your claimed rape? None. Having an affair is a marked difference than what she was responding too, but you are too stupid and dishonest to see the difference.

    JD (3d0bb5)

  30. If Cain told a lie every second for the next decade he would still be 7425678478532 short of epwj’s record.

    JD (3d0bb5)

  31. EPWJ must be racist. He sure hates him some Cain.

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  32. I apologize for responding to its off topic asshattery.

    JD (3d0bb5)

  33. Hey, if we had a buck for each one of epwj’s lies, we could pay off half of the National Debt.

    AD-RtR/OS! (08f9d5)

  34. “Cain confirms affair in statement”

    Link please.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  35. The link that he gave says that Cain admits to knowing the woman, but denies any affair. Once again, EPWJ lies and hates on a black man.

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  36. And the accuser has a dubious background and financial problems also.

    “WAGA said White filed a sexual harassment claim against an employer in 2001 that was settled, and filed for bankruptcy 23 years ago in Kentucky. It said the single mother of two has been evicted from several apartments in DeKalb County, Georgia, over the past six years, most recently this month.

    White said her financial problem means little. “It makes me out to be one of the millions of people right now that are trying to keep a roof over their head,” she said.

    The station also cited a lawsuit by a former business partner of White’s who accused White of stalking her with repeated e-mails and texts in a case that was ultimately dismissed.

    That was followed by a libel suit lost by White because she failed to respond to it, WAGA said.”

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  37. Thus the wreckage of the few here, wondering around, letting the inevitability of their personal hubris spill open before them as yet again, they backed the wrong horse

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  38. Just like you backed Scuzzyfavor?

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  39. The serial fabulist and liar, epwj, is either unwilling to, or incapable of discerning the not at all subtle difference between pointing out his repeated baseless smears, and support of the target of epwj’s smears.

    JD (3d0bb5)

  40. Say a prayer for Eric he deserves to be put out of his misery.

    Anyone who backs Scuzzyflavor and Murkowski like you are trash.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  41. He does not deserve to be put out of his misery, Doh. That is a bit much, no?

    JD (3d0bb5)

  42. We deserve to have him put out of our misery with him.

    AD-RtR/OS! (08f9d5)

  43. All Germans love to drink and be backstabbers…………….Bigoted stereotypes much?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  44. Yes it was sorry.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  45. Very weak beer, Coors light maybe, Cain’s policy flubs have been more concerning, but hey we really dodged a bullet, pikachu.

    narciso (ef1619)

  46. congress critter Fwank
    Rear Admiral Bahney Fwank
    he once was gruntled

    ColonelHaiku (89a861)

  47. not Yogi Berra
    way too many ballsz to chin
    for the Bahney Fwank

    ColonelHaiku (89a861)

  48. “Cain confirmed the affair, sorry”

    EPWJ – Waiting for you to produce the words from Cain’s statement confirming the affair.

    Where are they?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  49. colonel doesn’t have to pretend to be nice to people he doesn’t like.

    ColonelHaiku (89a861)

  50. Yeah narciso.

    The left love to compare islam critics to KKK never mind that Ahmanutjob agreed with the KKK’s jew hatred.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  51. C’mon folks. You have to admit it’s funny when EPWJ accuses other people of letting their “personal hubris spill” out.

    It’s like he doesn’t remember his own posting history.

    Simon Jester (8c3d46)

  52. ____________________________________________

    Just like you backed Scuzzyfavor?

    Yea, what the hell was that all about? From that moment on, one has to assume any supporter of hers will always favor the squishiest, gooiest of Republican candidates. So arguing in favor of a Rick Perry instead of a, say, Jon Huntsman?

    Beyond that, I believe the super squish woman from New York was endorsed by Newt Gingrich. Or one more reason I can’t figure out why any person is such a purist in favor of or against the various Republicans. That’s because they’ve all got feet of clay, and I have a sense virtually all of them harbor liberal streaks in their corner of their minds.

    But when President “Goddamn America” is occupying the Oval Office, these are desperate times. And I can’t be into the art of perfection during desperate times. Getting rid of “Goddamn America” comes first and foremost. Everything else, as far as I’m concerned, is secondary.

    Mark (411533)

  53. he’s a nasty piece of shit what did a lot of damage to America

    that’s all I got

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  54. The link that he gave says that Cain admits to knowing the woman, but denies any affair. http://www.fhosting.org Once again, EPWJ lies and hates on a black man.

    Julia (8e7a6d)

  55. ‘shocker’ isn’t it, it’s too confuzzled to properly
    extricate oneself from it,

    narciso (ef1619)

  56. Cain confirmed the affair, sorry

    – As noted above, Eric, this is just the latest in your string of lies. You truly are becoming (is it possible?) a creature more pathetic than poor Gollum.

    “My precious . . . my precious meme . . . it likes it, my precious!”

    Icy (68544b)

  57. You can say what you want about Barney Frank, but history doesn’t record too many individuals who destroyed a country all by themselves.

    Frank may join that select few, as worthless as he is.

    However, I would bet good money that Maxine Waters can surpass his accomplishments.

    Ag80 (ec45d6)

  58. Bawney Fwank are the reason why Jews are maligned as being motivated by greed.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  59. Well, remember, she said that the guvmint would take over as many businesses as it felt necessary in order to manage the economic recovery.

    Icy (68544b)

  60. Neidermeyer!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  61. Ah the Cainiacs moaning in dispair – backed the wrong horse again, Cains lawyer confirms affair!!!

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  62. Con….firmed….

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  63. Where did cains laywer confirm you jew-hating idiot?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  64. Aren’t you the same idiot who compared Palin to racist white trash nazis?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  65. Different day. Same crazy. Same lies.

    JD (3d0bb5)

  66. Just like where epwj went all coward yesterday, let’s see if he will provide the exact words that confirm the affair, the ones that he is basing his lie on. Again, he won’t, because he can’t. Just like with him accusing Elissa of racism. Just like his accusations of rape against Cain. Just like grand theft against Rubio. Just like his accusations that Cain said some Republicans are like Klansmen. Pure unadulterated lies.

    JD (3d0bb5)

  67. Rubio and grand theft auto?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  68. JD

    so, how many women now?

    How many, 4, 5?

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  69. Saints Rest 111, Doh, lets keep it current,

    narciso (ef1619)

  70. Laura ingraham confirms affair on Fox news Fox and Friends

    Quick – guys call up her sho and accuse her of lying

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  71. “Consentual relationship between adults”

    - Cains Lawyer’s official Cain Statement

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  72. Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults – a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public’s right to know and the media’s right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one’s bedroom door.

    Muhawhawhaw

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  73. Yeah and when the affair is revealed to be nothing more than buisness partners can you go eff yourself.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  74. Fake Cain’s ake morality, fakey fake candidate – still hasent according to Ingraham – set up an office in south carolina is running to direct our children’s future

    Grope gripe away boys

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  75. Anyway Laura Ingraham asked for more proof to see if it is bad.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  76. JD, instead of conributing to you know who – why dont you send the Cain your money!

    Write a check today!!!!

    Maybe he can get a neat tour bus too!

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  77. Eric what morals do you have?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  78. Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults –

    In what world is this confirmation of an affair? It confirms the nature of the allegation, not the veracity of the claim. Are you truly that stupid?

    JD (318f81)

  79. Good Allah, your lies are tiresome.

    JD (318f81)

  80. The ironic part is that there are plenty of reasons to not support Cain. Yet, epwj is compelled to make up new ones.

    JD (318f81)

  81. JD

    List them

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  82. JD

    When a lawyer writes a paragraph that doesnt say the magic words “not true” we all know what it means

    I mean that’s why some hire lawyers………..

    Come on now get back to reality

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  83. Correction

    when a lawyer writes 3 paragraphs….

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  84. So now you presume to speak on behalf of someone else, putting words in their mouth, and claiming they said something that they demonstrably did not say. You are a clown.

    JD (318f81)

  85. Ditto, we owe Cain a debt, between him and Betsy Mcaughey, they forestalled Hillarycare, that’s why
    I find his carelessness a little disquieting, but
    it still feels very ‘nudge nudge’ about nothing.

    narciso (ef1619)

  86. JD

    No, look its hard to have a discussion with someone who hids his identity because he’s ashamed of his words and conduct on the net

    Keep on supporting elissa’s recipes theories – that’s all anyone really needs to know about you

    sad really

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  87. narisco

    Newt stopped Hillarycare by holdng hearing and blocking it with a Republican supermajority in the house

    Cain’s problems are many, fraudulent running of a campaign, assault, he should be shunned and forever striken from people’s memories – this is beyound absurd and the fact that people are still defending him goes to the shallowness of people’s values and morals

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  88. Cains now blaming Republicans and orchestrated campaign to deny him the nomination

    playing the race card again

    great, he cheats, he assualts, he abuses his position and we are the racists….

    wonderful pick there Tea party – and just when people thought Odonnell was the bottom…

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  89. Of course as one Fox commentator said – this is the end of CPAC

    thank goodness

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  90. No, look its hard to have a discussion with someone who hids his identity because he’s ashamed of his words and conduct on the net

    Keep on supporting elissa’s recipes theories – that’s all anyone really needs to know about you

    What is your obsession with trying to out people in real life? My mother, father, brothers, wife, and daughters call me JD. I have no idea why that is not good enough for you. As for elissa’s theories, you continue to be a effing coward, and are unable to quote exactly what was so objectionable about what she said. As is your practice, you have created a position she did not hold, and are now railing against that. It is tiresome and pathetic. Yelverton tried the same schtick that you are doing now. You are in good company. Keep it up.

    JD (318f81)

  91. “Are you truly that stupid?”

    JD – That was a rhetorical question, right.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  92. fraudulent running of a campaign, assault

    You forgot your rape claim. And how he compared Republicans to Klansmen.

    JD (318f81)

  93. It was a bit incredulous, daleyrocks. In his bizarro world, stating the nature of an allegation is confirmation of the veracity of the allegation.

    JD (318f81)

  94. EPWJ – Does Texas Sparkle let you post your filthy comments at her blog or have you been banned?

    Your daughters must be so proud.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  95. Unless Cain’s paramour has pictures, tapes, dates and receipts phone logs aren’t squat.

    So far, the MSM, Dimmis and Romney have nothing on him.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  96. “It was a bit incredulous, daleyrocks.”

    JD – Remember, he has the same sources as CNN and ACE, plus he gave speeches all over Kentucky.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  97. Oh, don’t worry. EPWJ will continue his game. I have long thought he was a troll. Elissa is just his latest victim.

    Slimy.

    Simon Jester (8c3d46)

  98. “EPWJ will continue his game. I have long thought he was a troll.”

    Simon – Very slimy. A big part of his game is a deliberate and reckless disregard for the truth and distortion of what people have actually said in order to promulgate smears of public figures and other commenters.

    A very dishonorable habit.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  99. As a personal aside, I know Dale Russell the reporter who broke the story. We don’t always see eye to eye or agree, but he is a sharp reporter who wouldn’t do a story like this if he did not believe Ms. White

    -Erick Erickson Red State – Cain supporter

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  100. The phone number shown in the news story on Fox 5 Atlanta is Herman’s personal cell phone number. So this woman clearly did know Herman and have his personal number. Herman likes the Four Seasons restaurant on 14th Street in Atlanta. This lady clearly dined with him

    -Erick Erickson Red State – Cain supporter

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  101. Red State Diarist and confirmed liberal troll /sarc

    9 million bucks down the tubes
    NickDeringer (Diary) Tuesday, November 29th at 7:20AM EST (link
    )

    Herman Cain lied through his teeth when he said “I have nothing to hide.” He soaked up 9 million in campaign donations. This was valuable cash that could have gone to a viable candidate.

    Erick can blame his staff if he wants, but it wasn’t his staff that got out there and said “I have nothing to hide.” Not ALL these women are liars.

    Here’s the good part: the Left will point to these scandals and say “The GOP establishment couldn’t stand the thought of nominating a Black man so they smeared him. This PROVES the GOP is racist.”

    And Cain knos that trying to shame the GOP into nominating him out of guilt

    guess….again

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  102. Daleyrocks – he is dummerer than I previously gave him credit for. And way more dishonest.

    JD (318f81)

  103. “Erick Erickson Red State – Cain supporter”

    Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  104. Why is Barney Frank not being frogmarched out of the House,

    narciso (ef1619)

  105. -Erick Erickson Red State – Cain supporter:

    “For months I said Herman had no path to victory because of two things (1) money and (2) staff. When he found the money he got on a path to victory. But his staff knocked him off it.”

    “Herman Cain believed he could be President of the United States. For a time, I believed Herman Cain could be President of the United States. But I don’t know that much of Herman’s staff ever really thought he could. Too many never seemed in it to win it. They seemed in it to make some money off Herman’s run and a name for themselves. Well, they’ve sure made a name for themselves — “incompetent.””

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  106. NickDeringer (Diary) Tuesday, November 29th at 10:05AM EST (link)

    Conservatives need to stop choosing candidates by the tingle up their legs and start chosing by character, record of accomplishment and ability.

    Sarah Palin demonstrated the ease with which personality cults can rise up. Cain is the same. So is Donald Trump and Mike Huckleberry. And of course there’s the Grand Master of personality cults Ron Paul.

    Be careful, people. Be very careful

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  107. “Red State Diarist and confirmed liberal troll /sarc

    9 million bucks down the tubes
    NickDeringer (Diary) Tuesday, November 29th at 7:20AM EST (link) ”

    Sort of like a commenter who sets up his own blog within a blog, just like a Kos diarist?

    Dayum, what they say must be authoritative!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  108. “Cain confirmed the affair, sorry”

    EPWJ – Still have not seen that confirmation FROM CAIN, sorry.

    Have not seen Cain call the GOP racist either, sorry.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  109. As a personal aside, I know Dale Russell the reporter who broke the story. We don’t always see eye to eye or agree, but he is a sharp reporter who wouldn’t do a story like this if he did not believe Ms. White

    -Erick Erickson Red State – Cain supporter

    What I want to know is who’s been spying on or investigating Herman Cain?

    This woman did not come forward on her own. She came forward because she kept on getting telephone
    calls from reporters and possibly others, possibly with at least one call that advised her to come forward on her own so that others wouldn’t write uncomplimentary and somewhat inaccurate stories.

    But who tipped off who in the first place?

    http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/ginger-white-claims-affair-herman-cain-20111127-es

    We received a phone tip from someone who knew Ginger White. That person claimed Ms. White was having an affair with Herman Cain. The tipster also called a number of other national media outlets who reached out to her. White told FOX 5, she felt trapped.

    someone who knew Ginger White. How long he knew her, it doesn’t say. If Ginger White confirmed she knew him or her and explained how that person knew about it, it doesn’t say. Maybe it was someone named Jennifer George.

    It is interesting – 13 years = 1998. This also goes back to his time at the National Restaurant Association.

    I would interpret the lawyer’s statement as possibly meaning he is not sure what is true.

    Herman Cain is being a bit vague and did not deny this like he did with Sharon Bialek. He hasn’t been clear.

    He has not so far even admitted kissing her, but you get the feeling that at least he or she wanted something to happen. According to her, nothing at all happened the first night in Herman Cain’s hotel room, except he invited her to meet him in Palm Springs and later on he would fly her to other places he was. She doesn’t say when it ended.

    Staying in contact with her doesn’t mean anything is or was still ongoing. She seems to be saying she got back in contact with him 2 1/2 years ago because she needed money.

    Sammy Finkelman (77f270)

  110. Italics that didn’t stop again. Let me try again:

    But who tipped off who in the first place?

    http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/ginger-white-claims-affair-herman-cain-20111127-es

    We received a phone tip from someone who knew Ginger White. That person claimed Ms. White was having an affair with Herman Cain. The tipster also called a number of other national media outlets who reached out to her. White told FOX 5, she felt trapped.

    Someone who knew Ginger White. How long he or she knew her, it doesn’t say. If Ginger White confirmed she knew him or her and explained how that person knew about it, it doesn’t say.

    Maybe it was someone named Jennifer George.

    It is interesting – 13 years = 1998. This also goes back to his time at the National Restaurant Association.

    I would interpret the lawyer’s statement as possibly meaning he is not sure what is true.

    Herman Cain is being a bit vague and did not deny this like he did with Sharon Bialek. He hasn’t been clear.

    He has not so far even admitted kissing her, but you get the feeling that at least he or she wanted something to happen. According to her, nothing at all happened the first night in Herman Cain’s hotel room, except he invited her to meet him in Palm Springs and later on he would fly her to other places he was. She doesn’t say when it ended.

    Staying in contact with her doesn’t mean anything is or was still ongoing. She seems to be saying she got back in contact with him 2 1/2 years ago because she needed money.

    Sammy Finkelman (77f270)

  111. “Herman Cain is being a bit vague and did not deny this like he did with Sharon Bialek. He hasn’t been clear.”

    Sammy – Check the CNN interview. He did deny the affair.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  112. Cain currently “reassessing” his candidacy

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/11/herman-cain-reassessing-campaign-sources-tell-abc-news/

    File this under – Muhawhawhawhaw

    JD once said – this is nothing Karl why are you writing about it

    faceplants brought to you by JD, TheDaleyDon, and various more CPAC Flavorites

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  113. sorry the DaleyDoh – which fits when you think about it

    EricPWJohnson (d84fb0)

  114. Breaking News:
    Cain Reassessing Candidacy as New Allegations Emerge by Jeff Zeleny, November 29, 2011, 11:53 am New York Times


    Herman Cain told members of his campaign staff on Tuesday that he was reassessing whether to proceed with his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, an aide confirmed, a day after an Atlanta woman disclosed details of what she said was a 13-year affair with him.

    In a morning conference call with his advisers, Mr. Cain said that he would make a decision in the coming days about whether to stay in the presidential race after his campaign was rocked by another round of allegations about his sexual conduct.

    The call, which was first reported by National Review, came as Mr. Cain was heading to Michigan for a campaign stop on Tuesday evening. He said that he was discussing the future of his campaign with his family and was considering options for his next move.

    I guess this one’s accurate. But — his wife already knows!!

    Quitting now would imply there’s a lot more and that all allegations made against him, now or in the future, are true. His personal reputation would be in more tatters. Nobody will listen very long to any explanations if he drops out.

    So better to quit after Iowa or New Hampshire when he gets few votes.

    He may need to slow down spending, but he can probably end this without debt. Herman Cain has always been good at watching money – maybe too good. It’s been said the quality of Godfather’s Pizza was low.

    Sometimes candidates may quit and not legally quit so they can continue raising money.

    Sammy Finkelman (77f270)

  115. “File this under – Muhawhawhawhaw”

    EPWJ – Still waiting for proof of the statement you made last night “Cain confirmed the affair, sorry”.

    Current status – 5 Pinocchios

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  116. Well does anybody remember Will Folks, and how he tried to parlay a whole host of calls to Haley, into an affair,

    narciso (87e966)

  117. “Well does anybody remember Will Folks, and how he tried to parlay a whole host of calls to Haley, into an affair,”

    narciso – Sacred honor compelled him to come forward with phone records and a dubious story about his sexual relationship with Nikki Haley. EPWJ probably gloated over that one as well.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  118. Eric is the same thug who said Palin is racist white trash.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  119. ________________________________________________

    Cain Reassessing Candidacy as New Allegations Emerge

    Cain is a guy, and most guys, on too many occasions, have brains where their genitals are, and visa versa. An awareness of that aspect of human nature — particularly of male nature (which is polymorphous and non-monogamous) — is a big reason the idea of self-control and personal responsibility (or social conservatism) can’t be taken lightly. But now after decades of everyone becoming desensitized, harder to shock, and being constantly bombarded by “do your own thang” and “if it feels good, do it!,” it would be a miracle if most people in general aren’t influenced by that.

    Beyond that, it is interesting that the woman paraded before the media by Gloria Allred a few weeks ago and the current woman claiming to be Cain’s honeypot both have really flaky, lawsuit-plagued backgrounds.

    Mark (411533)

  120. Republican supermajority in the house

    Cain’s problems are many, fraudulent running of a campaign, assault, he should be shunned and forever striken from people’s memories – this is beyound absurd and the fact that people are still defending him goes to the shallowness of people’s values and morals

    Comment by EricPWJohnson — 11/29/2011 @ 7:02 am

    What frackin super majority have the republicans ever had in modern times you unbelievably stupid ass?

    Most people here wish that Pat would shun you, ban you for always lying, so we can strike you from our memories.

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)


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