Bob Filner

The proper way to deal with rooting ratbag mayors

In Toronto the council stripped Rob Ford of his powers and budget. In Auckland Len Brown sails on regardless.

In San Diego, their rooting ratbag mayor is under house arrest for his ratbag behaviour.

Bob Filner, the former mayor of San Diego, was sentenced on Monday to three months of house arrest and three years of probation for harassing women during his abbreviated term.

In office for less than nine months, Mr. Filner, 71, was accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen women.

He resigned as mayor in August, amid growing public pressure and mounting legal problems. In October, he pleaded guilty to multiple charges of false imprisonment and battery stemming from accusations by three women who said they were groped or kissed at fund-raisers and public events.   Read more »

Ratbag Mayor goes down mired in sex scandal

Everything is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power.

Francis Underwood – House of Cards

What is it about politicians and dodgy risky behaviour?

The dodgy ratbag Mayor of San Diego has resigned in a sex scandal.

Mayor Bob Filner resigned on Friday under a barrage of sexual harassment complaints, offering an apology to his accusers while still denying the allegations and blaming his downfall on “a combination of awkwardness and hubris.”

Mr. Filner compared his situation over the last several weeks, under accusations by more than a dozen women, to facing a “lynch mob.”  Read more »

Dodgy democratic ratbag busted for sexual harrassment, and it isnt Bill Clinton

Politics is an aphrodisiac, it gets off the politicians, it also gets off the groupies.

Ultimately though the power play creates an uneven “play ground” for participants. Eventually though the truth will out…and the cover-ups and pressure plays always gets them in the end.

While we can all laugh at Anthony Weiner there are others out there like this dodgy democrat.

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In 2011, at least three women warned the head of the San Diego County Democratic Party of stories in the community about then-Rep. Bob Filner making inappropriate advances toward professional women with whom he’d come in contact through his political position.

Former California State Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña, San Diego County Democratic Central Committee member Martha Sullivan, and Escondido City Council member Olga Diaz all brought uncomfortable incidents to the attention of Jess Durfee, who was until the end of 2012 Democratic Party chairman for San Diego, the eighth-largest city in America.  Read more »

Weiner’s support flagging, Pelosi comes good

Fresh revelations of inappropriate texting appear to have bombed Weiner’s chances.

New York City Democrats may have been willing to give Anthony Weiner a second chance, but they appear to be less likely to offer him a third.

According to a WSJ/NBC-4/Marist poll released on Thursday, Weiner has fallen to third place among likely voters in the crowded Democratic primary to succeed Michael Bloomberg as mayor.

In the poll, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn led with 25 percent of the vote, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio came in second at 17 percent, and Weiner slipped to third place at 16 percent, edging out former Comptroller Bill Thompson, who earned the support of 15 percent of likely voters.

The poll was conducted a day after Weiner admitted that he continued to engage in sending sexually explicit messages over the Internet, even after resigning from Congress in 2011. The survey provides the first statistical evidence of the extent of the damage to his campaign that the new revelations have caused.

In the previous WSJ/NBC-4/Marist poll released late last month, Weiner led the field with 25 percent of the vote to Quinn’s 21 percent.  Read more »