I'm not a Penn State fan; I'm not even a follower of college football. But as I understand it, after 46 seasons, Penn State college football coach legend (he's a "legend" apparently, although I wouldn't know) Joe Paterno has been removed from his position because he supposedly exercised bad judgment back in 2002. What happened was, he was told by … Read More
The depraved idiot tries to make a deep point, but just spittles on his face: The First Amendment doesn't prevent people from making sexual threats in the workplace, and it shouldn't. UPDATE: Worthing responds in the comments. I stand by my "shorter" representation of what he was saying, and of course, I have provided the links so that readers can … Read More
MSNBC: Cain, a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, maintained his innocence amid allegations that he had made an inappropriate advance toward [Sharon] Bialek in 1997, when he was head of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and she had traveled to Washington, D.C. to seek his help in finding a job. "I can categorically say I have never acted … Read More
It's a bit disconcerting to see some of the responses from the Cain supporters this morning, following the sexual harrassment/assault allegations of Sharon Bialek directed at Cain. It's one thing to disbelieve Bialek. In a he said/she said situation, people are going to line up that way. But what's happening in some quarters of the right is stomach-turning: some rightwing columnists … Read More
This is part of a statement released by the Cain campaign last night, after Cain's fourth accuser got on national television and told her story in detail: Unfortunately, the media-driven process by which one must seek this opportunity is fundamentally unserious. I have touched on this before – the emphasis on "gaffes," gotcha questions and time devoted to trivial nonsense – … Read More
Finally, some actual allegations in the Cain mess. UPDATE: Actually, if these allegations are accurate, the correct term is "sexual assault". UPDATE #2:
Aaron Worthing (who purports to be a lawyer) at Patterico's Pontifications, on the subject of Herman Cain: Or did he do the full quid pro quo (“something for something”) and say, “sleep with me or you are fired/won’t get that promotion, etc.?” Now I want to be careful to say that we are not nearly there, yet, but if that … Read More
Okay. So Herman Cain was once accused of sexual harassment. And now people want to know more. My feelings? I don't think this has any bearing on anything, and I detest this kind of politics. I need to be shown why it is important, and how it bears on his ability to be president. There are answers to that question … Read More
See if you can spot any similarities in this website, which is a website that the National Organization for Marriage has put up to end same-sex marriage in New Hampshire… and this website post, which is about the crowds who turned out for an Obama rally in November 2008 in Columbus Ohio: Hint: look in the lower left hand corner of … Read More
Shorter Aaron Worthing of Patterico's Pontifications: Monica Lewinsky is totally to blame for the fact that people like me can't pass up the opportunity to scold and/or mock her, even now.
Weiner is stepping down. Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York will step down from office amid intense pressure from congressional Democrats following his admission of risque online chats and photo swaps with multiple women and lying about it, sources tell ABC News. Weiner, 46, has begun sharing his decision with close friends, the sources said, but has not yet sent … Read More
I'm just outsourcing this to Glenn Greenwald, who makes some valuable points: What makes the Anthony Weiner story somewhat unique and thus worth discussing for a moment is that, as Hendrik Hertzberg points out, the pretense of substantive relevance (which, lame though it was in prior scandals, was at least maintained) has been more or less brazenly dispensed with here. This isn't a … Read More
I like Anthony Weiner and his brand of politics. No holds barred. Fiery. And then he had to go and do something stupid and classless like having inappropriate online conversations with women not his wife, some underage apparently, and some conversations including risque photos. Worse than that — far worse than that — he made Andrew Breitbart look somewhat respectable. So…. … Read More
That's an excuse I haven't heard yet. Did it work?