I don’t think I have ever read a hit piece that was so completely empty of damaging details.
The subject of the story apparently agrees with me.
A former employee of the United States Agency for International Development says Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain asked her to help arrange a dinner date for him with a female audience member following a speech he delivered nine years ago.
Donna Donella, 40, of Arlington, said the USAID paid Cain to deliver a speech to businessmen and women in Egypt in 2002, during which an Egyptian businesswoman in her 30s asked Cain a question.
“And after the seminar was over,” Donella told The Washington Examiner, “Cain came over to me and a colleague and said, ‘Could you put me in touch with that lovely young lady who asked the question, so I can give her a more thorough answer over dinner?'”
Whoa….that sounds serious. Herman Cain was obviously trying to arrange a conversation with someone who asked him a question at a place where he was invited to give a speech.
Not only that. There was a “dinner” involved.
This is the second allegation supported by eyewitness testimony that Herman Cain eats “dinner”
Can we get a special prosecutor here please….?
Donella, who no longer works for USAID, said they were suspicious of Cain’s motives and declined to set up the date. Cain responded, “Then you and I can have dinner.” That’s when two female colleagues intervened and suggested they all go to dinner together, Donella said.
Cain exhibited no inappropriate sexual behavior during the dinner, though he did order two $400 bottles of wine and stuck the women with the bill, she said.
So Donella immediately knew to be suspicious of the guy they paid to give a speech and most likely provided his flight and accommodations.
He was their guest who came at their request to speak and Donella was wary that he might actually interact with some of the people at the meeting…?
Wasn’t that the whole point ?
Frankly, If I invited someone to come as a paid speaker and they didn’t speak with some of the attendees I would be a little pissed.
She doesn’t even say who the woman was.
Who goes to the Middle East to pick up women…?
Also, what is this business about her being “stuck with the bill” ?
What organization flies someone overseas to speak and then expects him to buy everyone dinner and drinks ?
I highly doubt that the two ladies paid the bill themselves.
USAID most likely paid because they were hosting the conference and two of the organizers were dining with one of the guest speakers.
Who the hell was supposed to pay.
Wait…let me guess.
Cain also ate some macadamia nuts from the mini-bar and stuck the bill to someone else.
And finally Donella wraps it up with this lovely quote.
Donella said she felt it was important to describe her encounter with Cain after hearing more serious allegations of sexual harassment brought by other women.
“I couldn’t swear that he had some untoward intentions, but we all thought his tone was suspect and we didn’t feel comfortable putting him in touch with that woman,” Donella recalled.
So what the hell exactly are we talking about…?
If there is some sort of allegation, accusation or charge in this article it escapes me.
What else does this lady do ?
Does she call up the police late at night and tell them nobody is in her backyard but she just has a funny feeling…?
So now we have a fifth accuser who actually never made an accusation but only wanted to relay the fact that she just…hmmmm…just had a feeling about something.
This coverage isn’t getting ridiculous at all.