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  1. #1 Just annouced: Bob Filner will resign effective 8/30-City will pay Irene MacCormack 
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    Bob Filner is speaking now.

    http://www.cbs8.com/story/23238163/s...oral-agreement

    "To all the women I offended: I had no intention to be offensive."
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    "I have never sexually harassed anyone."

    "The hysteria that has been created is that of a lynch mob."
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    "Political agents pulled the trigger"

    "I was elected to make changes. People opposed me from the beginning. They found the weapons they needed in my own failures...and they used them in a bloody and vicious way."
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    He got the cars out of Balboa Park.

    Now he's talking about the good things he's done.
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    Climate change???

    He's talking about the plans for climate change.

    Arts and culture, now
    Helping the homeless
    Unemployed veterans
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    Now about diversity.

    The city is a "majority of people of color. We have not tapped the full strength of the diversity in this city."

    "Toughest decision of my life."

    "The fight for control of this city has become vicious and bloody."

    "Can't afford to continue this battle, even though I know if given due process I would be vindicated."

    "My desire for a progressive world will drive me to keep going."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Bob Filner is speaking now.

    http://www.cbs8.com/story/23238163/s...oral-agreement

    "To all the women I offended: I had no intention to be offensive."
    Jeez, just that sentence is offensive. What a pig.

    : “Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal.”
    ” Obummercare, 20 percent of the time it works everytime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    Jeez, just that sentence is offensive. What a pig.
    Oh yeah.
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    Up on UT San Diego now:

    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/...ilner-resigns/

    Bob Filner resigned Friday as San Diego’s 35th mayor following a tumultuous six weeks in which lurid allegations of repeated sexual misconduct against women crippled his ability to lead and turned him into a subject of national ridicule.

    Filner agreed to step down as part of a deal approved Friday afternoon by the City Council on a 7-0 vote in closed session that limits his legal and financial exposure stemming from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former aide.

    In a dramatic appearance before the council, Filner was both apologetic yet defiant, lashing out against a "lynch-mob mentality."

    "For my part in causing all of this, I offer a deep apology certainly to all the citizens of San Diego," he said after the vote.

    He added: "To all the women I offended, I had no intention to be offensive."

    But he questioned the claims against him.

    "Not one allegation has ever been independently verified or proven in court," he said. "I have never sexually harassed anyone."

    He criticized the "media and their political agents" and said he "played into the hand" of those who wanted a "political coup."

    He said he "provided ammunition for that."

    Filner’s resignation ends a civic nightmare and completes a stunning fall for the longtime politician and former congressman. He took office in December as the first Democratic mayor in 20 years and promised to shake up City Hall for the betterment of the disenfranchised and downtrodden. Instead his brief tenure was rife with conflict and questionable decisions before imploding last month amid numerous accusations of sexual impropriety.

    One of Filner’s female accusers, political consultant Laura Fink, gave emotional testimony before the council vote saying she stood with the alleged victims.

    “I hope that you will consider the nature and degree of the deplorable behavior that the mayor has committed,” Fink said during a public hearing before the council went behind closed doors.

    “I do think that it’s time for some healing,” said City Attorney Jan Goldsmith also before the vote.

    Goldsmith was a key player in the negotiations leading to Filner’s exit.

    The formal resignation puts in motion the steps to replace Filner, with Council President Todd Gloria assuming authority over mayoral staff and city operations until a replacement is elected.

    The council must set a special election within 90 days and several high-profile contenders are expected to consider running. They include former Councilman Carl DeMaio, Councilman Kevin Faulconer, former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, Gloria, former state Sen. Christine Kehoe and Assemblywoman Toni Atkins. Fletcher filed his intention to run with the City Clerk on Tuesday.

    If no wins a majority, the top two finishers will compete in a runoff within 49 days later.
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    Bob Filner: Criminal investigation
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...0,401188.story

    Updated at 4:23 Aug. 23: Filner is now the subject of a criminal investigation by the state attorney general’s office, a spokesman for Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris said in an email late Friday
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