These Democrats are just disgusting. Not content with rubbing it in people’s faces by refusing to go away, the loathsome Bob Filner is so brazen as to actually claim he’s immune from paying for his legal defense because he didn’t have sexual harassment training.
The attorney for San Diego’s embattled mayor says the city failed to provide Bob Filner state-required sexual harassment training and therefore should pay to defend him against a lawsuit by his former communications director, who alleges he asked her to work without wearing panties.
Filner’s lawyer Harvey Berger made the argument in a letter to City Attorney Jan Goldsmith one day before the City Council voted unanimously to deny Filner funds for his legal defense. Local media published parts of the letter Wednesday.
Berger said the training was scheduled but the city trainer canceled and did not reschedule.
“While, to paraphrase Bob Dylan, many might argue that `you don’t need a weatherperson to tell you which way the wind blows,’ and an adult male should not need sexual harassment training,” Filner may not be facing a lawsuit today if he had undergone the classes, Berger wrote.
Yeah, and to paraphrase myself, you’re a lunatic. This buffoon should be laughed out of town. So we ask, since most of Filner’s offenses came while he was in Congress under Nancy Pelosi’s esteemed leadership, did he get any “training” there? It’s ludicrous either way because what’s to prevent someone who sits through a seminar from ignoring the lessons? It’s preposterous, but that’s what we’ve come to with Democrats. Just when you think they can’t sink any lower they come up with these verbal gymnastics and cockamamie legal defenses. What’s even more pathetic is they often get away with this crap.
Filner, who is 70 and divorced, said Friday he would enter two weeks of “intensive” therapy Aug. 5, defying calls from his own party leaders to resign. The former 10-term congressman is less than eight months into a four-year term. He is San Diego’s first Democratic mayor in 20 years.