There's apparently no depth the tawdriest elements in our politics -- i.e., left-liberals and the Democrat Party -- will refuse to plumb. If the completely unsubstantiated sexual-harassment allegations against Herman Cain have proved anything, that would be it.
Well, in at least one sense, it's a blessing of sorts. As I wrote recently, the gauntlet is out there, and better that a candidate face it during the primary phase of the campaign than after he's been tapped for the nomination.
However, before we pass on, it would be well to acquaint ourselves afresh with the outline of this nastiest current in political advocacy. Fortunately for us in the Right, Ann Coulter has done the hard part for us:
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."
Throw in some federal tax evasion, and she's Obama's next Cabinet pick.
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 false.Yes, please go read the whole thing. And read every day, it's that good.