Letter: Seek truth with serious allegations

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Several women have recently come forward to lay claims that presidential hopeful Herman Cain sexually harassed and/or assaulted them. These are serious charges and the press has joined in the rush for the truth. To date, the truth isn’t yet clear but the investigation continues.

Some want to vilify these women to show their support of Cain. They claim that these allegations are a concoction of the mysterious “left” to bring down a good man who has them running scared. Aren’t these the same people who cheer the press when they uncover poor or criminal behavior from other prominent public personalities such as John Edwards or Anthony Weiner? Or when they cover ridiculous claims that our president isn’t a citizen? You should not be allowed to have it both ways.

Abuse of power is not a bipartisan issue. Where there’s smoke there is usually fire and it might be a good idea to wait until the truth is clear about Cain before spouting support for him. It would be wise to remember that the list of names brought down by transgressions similar to what Cain is being accused of is long and will surely continue to grow.

Eric Bjorkman

Vancouver