It’s being reported that Tea Party/GOP Candidate Herman (999 is 666 unside down) Cain covered up the fact that he had a gay staffer named Scott Toomey (A GOProud follower) who was and senior political adviser through last May when “allegedly” Toomey’s sexual orientation became known and allegations of misconduct in his role as treasurer of the Madison Pride Board was discovered which caused a a bit of a shock and embarrassment for Cain supporters so Cain the Godfather Pizza CEO and his staff “took care of it.”
Kevin Hall, the former Iowa straw poll coordinator for Herman Cain made these allegation in a letter applying for unemployment benefits and in testimony during a hearing last week.
Hall said that on June 9, his second day on the job, campaign spokeswoman Ellen Carmichael told the staff that Toomey was no longer involved in the campaign in any capacity and they should tell that to anyone who asked. Hall said he learned weeks later that Toomey was still “very much involved” as an outside consultant despite what he and others had been telling the media and supporters. The campaign would conceal Toomey’s continued employment by paying his newly-formed consulting firm so his name would not show up in disclosure filings. Filings with the Federal Election Commission show Toomey, of Chicago, was last paid salary from the campaign June 13. The Soarin’ Group, which Hall testified was Toomey’s firm, started receiving payments the same month
“A conservative candidate, Mr. Cain is on the record as stating that he believes homosexuality is a sin and a choice. And they know that, if his top adviser, his highly paid adviser, is openly gay that it would cast a negative light on Mr. Cain and would cost him in his efforts to become president,” he testified. “Basically the campaign was trying to cover up the fact that Mr. Toomey was still involved. They asked … me to help them cover up that fact.”
Its quite telling that the allergations of Toomey stealing money
from Wisconsin Pride was secondary and had little to no effect on Cain’s campaign still using Toomey as a consultant.
To Cain obviously being gay and at the forefront of the campaign was much, much, worse than being a thief