In response to the media frenzy over the allegations of impropriety aimed at Herman Cain, some people on the Internet, I included, began to revisit the allegations from 2008 that Barack Obama was a member of the homosexual DLC arranged by hate whitey preacher Reverend Wright, either in blogs or on social media. In a story of thwarted bromance almost as compelling as that of the “gay penguins,” Reggie Love is now leaving the White House:
Reggie Love, the former Duke basketball player who has been a constant presence by Obama’s side since the 2008 presidential campaign, will depart the White House by the end of the year, a person familiar with his decision said.
Love, 30, is the latest in a string of longtime Obama aides to leave the White House this year, including senior adviser David Axelrod, press secretary Robert Gibbs, deputy press secretary Bill Burton and deputy communications director Jen Psaki. All were part of Obama’s team since at least since the 2008 race.
But it is Love who has had perhaps the most unique access to the president.
As Obama’s personal assistant — a job that’s also known as the president’s “body man” — since the beginning of the administration, Love has been a near-constant presence by Obama’s side, both at the White House and in travels around and outside the United States.
Body man. All I can say is, the slime job against Herman Cain had better work, or more heads are going to roll . . . in Chicago.
UPDATE: Thomas Sowell on the real scandal:
The real scandal in the accusations against Herman Cain is the corruption of the law, the media and politics.
Let’s start with the law. Some people may think the fact that the National Restaurant Association reportedly paid $45,000 to settle a claim made by one of its employees against Mr. Cain is incriminating.
Most of us are not going to part with 45 grand without some serious reason. But that is very different from the situation of an organization in the present legal climate.
The figure $45,000 struck a chord with me because, some years ago, my wife — who is an attorney — was fervently congratulated when her client had to pay “only” $45,000 in a jury award when the plaintiff was demanding a million dollars, in a case that was as frivolous a lawsuit as you could find.
The person who was suing was a drunk driver, whose car went out of control and slammed into a tree. After the sheriff’s deputies arrested her, she sued them on dubious charges, and the sheriff’s department was glad it had to pay “only” $45,000.
The department was painfully aware of the uncertainty about what ruinous costs a jury might impose on the deputies.
The real scandal goes far beyond the case of Herman Cain and his accusers. The real scandal is that the law allows people to impose heavy costs on others at little or no cost to themselves. That is a perfect setting for legalized extortion.
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