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Filner Won’t Resign, Claims Didn’t Harass Anyone

From the Politico:

Bob Filner seeks therapy, won’t step down

By REBECCA ELLIOTT | July 26, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, facing sexual harassment allegations by numerous women, announced Friday that he will undergo two weeks of intensive therapy at a behavior counseling clinic starting on Aug. 5.

However, he said that he will remain in office.

Naturally. Republicans resign, (Mark Foley, Bob Packwood), while Democrats simply ‘go into therapy’ (any given Kennedy).

“Words are not enough,” Filner said, apologizing repeatedly to his staff, San Diego residents, and the women he said he had offended. “I must take responsibility for my conduct.”

And yet Filner seems to believe that that ‘words are enough.’

The former Democratic congressman said that the two weeks of therapy will be part of a program of ongoing counseling.

“My hope is that becoming a better person, I put myself in a position to someday be forgiven,” Filner said. “However, before I even ask or I even think of asking for forgiveness, I need to demonstrate that my behavior has changed. And that will only happen over time and only if such incidents never ever happen again.” …

Why didn’t Bob Packwood think of that? (And he was even pro-abortion.)

While Filner has apologized for “failing to fully respect” women at times, he has maintained that he did not harass anyone.

“I do not believe these claims are valid,” Filner said on Monday after the first woman, his former communications director Irene McCormack Jackson, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him. “That is why due process is so important. I intend to defend myself vigorously and I know that justice will prevail.” …

But if Mayor Filner didn’t harass anyone, why has he apologized and why has he gone into therapy? If we had a free press, they might ask that question.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 29th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Filner Won’t Resign, Claims Didn’t Harass Anyone”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    So he’ll take a month’s vacation with pay at a five star resort (rehab) where prying reporter eyes can’t see … and diddle their staff for a while.

    Ain’t Libtard Rules the best?

  2. untrainable says:

    …Filner has apologized for “failing to fully respect” women…
    So which parts of the women in question DID he respect?

    We all know failing to fully respect a woman is not the same as sexually harassing them. Unless the parts you don’t respect are the sexual parts… or are those the parts he does respect? Damn, I forget how it works exactly…

  3. yadayada says:

    second indicator of falsehood – “I do not believe these claims are valid,” ambiguous denial.
    (1st being motion of his mouth)

    if someone levels a false and despicable accusation about you, do you respond in such an ambiguous manner?

    milner – “I’m going to lay low for a month until most of this blows over.”

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