Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the
country -- Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington,
D.C. -- but never in Chicago.
So it's curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against
Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama
consigliere David Axelrod.
Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O'Grady, who is close with
David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard
M. Daley's chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant
Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain's personnel
records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA).
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.
Within 24 hours of Bialek's press conference, friends and
acquaintances of hers stepped forward to say that she's a "gold-digger,"
that she was constantly in financial trouble -- having filed for personal
bankruptcy twice -- and, of course, that she had lived in Axelrod's
apartment building at 505 North Lake Shore Drive, where, she admits, she
knew the man The New York Times calls Obama's "hired muscle."
The reason all this is relevant is that both Axelrod and Daley have a
history of smearing political opponents by digging up claims of sexual
misconduct against them.
John Brooks, Chicago's former fire commissioner, filed a lawsuit
against Daley six months ago claiming Daley threatened to smear him with
sexual harassment accusations if Brooks didn't resign. He resigned --
and the sexual harassment allegations were later found to be completely
Meanwhile, as extensively detailed in my book "Guilty: Liberal
'Victims' and Their Assault on America," the only reason Obama became a
U.S. senator -- allowing him to run for president -- is that David
Axelrod pulled sealed divorce records out of a hat, first, against
Obama's Democratic primary opponent, and then against Obama's Republican
One month before the 2004 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate,
Obama was way down in the polls, about to lose to Blair Hull, a
multimillionaire securities trader.
But then The Chicago Tribune -- where Axelrod used to work -- began
publishing claims that Hull's second ex-wife, Brenda Sexton, had sought
an order of protection against him during their 1998 divorce proceedings.
From then until Election Day, Hull was embroiled in fighting the
allegation that he was a "wife beater." He and his ex-wife eventually
agreed to release their sealed divorce records. His first ex-wife,
daughters and nanny defended him at a press conference, swearing he was
never violent. During a Democratic debate, Hull was forced to explain
that his wife kicked him and he had merely kicked her back.
Hull's substantial lead just a month before the primary collapsed
with the nonstop media attention to his divorce records. Obama sailed to
the front of the pack and won the primary. Hull finished third with 10
percent of the vote.
Luckily for Axelrod, Obama's opponent in the general election had
also been divorced.
The Republican nominee was Jack Ryan, a graduate of Dartmouth and
Harvard law and business schools, who had left his lucrative partnership
at Goldman Sachs to teach at an inner-city school on the South Side of
But in a child custody dispute some years earlier, Ryan's ex-wife,
Hollywood sex kitten Jeri Lynn Ryan, had alleged that, while the couple
was married, Jack had taken her to swingers clubs in Paris and New York.
Jack Ryan adamantly denied the allegations. In the interest of
protecting their son, he also requested that the records be put
permanently under seal.
Axelrod's courthouse moles obtained the "sealed" records and, in no
time, they were in the hands of every political operative in Chicago.
Knowing perfectly well what was in the records, Chicago Tribune attorneys
flew to California and requested that the court officially "unseal"
them -- over the objections of both Jack and Jeri Ryan.
Your honor, who knows what could be in these records!
A California judge ordered them unsealed, which allowed newspapers to
publish the salacious allegations, and four days later, Ryan dropped out
of the race under pressure from idiot Republicans (who should be tracked
down and shot).
With a last-minute replacement of Alan Keyes as Obama's Republican
opponent, Obama was able to set an all-time record in an Illinois Senate
election, winning with a 43 percent margin.
And that's how Obama became a senator four years after losing a
congressional race to Bobby Rush. (In a disastrous turn of events, Rush
was not divorced.)
Axelrod destroyed the only two men who stood between Obama and the
Senate with illicitly obtained, lurid allegations from their pasts.
In 2007, long after Obama was safely ensconced in the U.S. Senate,
The New York Times reported: "The Tribune reporter who wrote the original
piece (on Hull's sealed divorce records) later acknowledged in print that
the Obama camp had 'worked aggressively behind the scenes' to push the
Some had suggested, the Times article continued, that Axelrod had "an
even more significant role -- that he leaked the initial story."
This time, Obama's little helpers have not only thrown a bomb into
the Republican primary, but are hoping to destroy the man who deprives
the Democrats of their only argument in 2012: If you oppose Obama, you
must be a racist.