Ann Coulter has a story this morning that may answer why confidentiality agreements at the National Restaurant Association would be leaked – after all, they should be confidential, right? And wouldn’t you think the $45,000 paid to the two women would be in jeopardy if the agreement was compromised? Coulter points to Cain’s long, successful career, without a single accusation against him, except now in the 3 short years while at the NRA. Suddenly he is a sexual predator. David Axelrod’s friend Sheila O’Grady worked in Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s office as his chief-of-staff. Then she became the president of the Illinois Restaurant Association. The accuser of Cain who used the words “my genitals” and “his crotch,” Sharon Bialek lived in David Axelrod’s building at one time. I’ve mentioned before that Bialek has worked for several Chicago radio stations. She has to have connections. In fact, she got into the TeaCon, where she talked with Cain last month, via an invitation from WIND radio. See the details of that story here.
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.
After O’Grady’s name surfaced in connection with the miraculous appearance of Cain’s personnel files from the NRA, she issued a Clintonesque denial of any involvement in producing them — by vigorously denying that she knew Cain when he was at the NRA. (Duh.)
And now, after a week of conservative eye-rolling over unspecified, anonymous accusations against Cain, we’ve suddenly got very specific sexual assault allegations from an all-new accuser out of … Chicago.
Herman Cain has never lived in Chicago. But you know who has? David Axelrod! And guess who lived in Axelrod’s very building? Right again: Cain’s latest accuser, Sharon Bialek.
Bialek’s accusations were certainly specific. But they also demonstrated why anonymous accusations are worthless.
Was Sheila O’Grady or Axelrod instrumental in revealing confidentiality agreements? I don’t know but, I doubt the first two NRA women would jeopardize an agreement that could have cost them their 5-figure severance packages, without someone inside the NRA assuring them it was okay. Then how convenient, once the ball was rolling, to find Sharon Bialek – who, repeating, lived in David Axelrod’s building at one time? More of Axelrod’s pattern of misbehavior here.