* At least Ben was up front about it…
ABC7 Reporter Ben Bradley: “The elephant in the room. Are you gay?”
Rutherford: “No. Next question.”
Rutherford points out his accuser Ed Michalowski never filed a formal complaint about inappropriate sexual advances, or any other wrong doing, until now, weeks before an election. But yes, Rutherford says, the two did share a hotel room with his male subordinate Ed Michalowski on at least two occasions.
“This is something you do in small business, in the NFL, NHL. It’s something you do to save resources,” said Rutherford.
* But, once again, the Sun-Times sticks solely with the innuendo…
In the midst of defending against sexual harassment allegations by one male employee, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford acknowledged that he had shared a hotel room with a different male employee on state time — “to save resources.” […]
Another reporter queried Rutherford: “But I don’t share a hotel room with my boss.”
This is the second time in a week that the Sun-Times has tried to get cutesy with the Rutherford story. It’s beneath them.