Bob Filner Knew the Bill Clinton Rules

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Bob Filner Knew the Bill Clinton Rules

Dr. Ben­jamin Franklin: Mr. Dick­in­son I’m sur­prised at you, a rebel­lion is always legal in the first per­son, such as “our rebel­lion.” It is only in the third per­son — “their rebel­lion” — that it becomes illegal.

1776 (1972)

Ace links to a crit­i­cal update to this story on Bob Fil­ner:

The local Demo­c­ra­tic Party has known for a long time about sex­ual harass­ment alle­ga­tions against Bob Fil­ner, a for­mer Demo­c­ra­tic assem­bly­woman said in a Thurs­day interview.

I blew the whis­tle on this two years ago to the Demo­c­ra­tic Party lead­er­ship,” for­mer Assem­bly­woman Lori Sal­daña said.

on what the Democ­rats knew when when they knew it on Bob Filner.

Update II: Busby responded to tell me that party lead­ers looked at Filner’s 30-​year record of advo­cat­ing for pro­gres­sive causes when eval­u­at­ing him as a can­di­date for mayor. Dis­cus­sions involv­ing Filner’s poor treat­ment of women never rose above rumor, she said.

Ace Opines further

So what’s a lit­tle War on Women between ide­o­log­i­cal friends? They say these alle­ga­tions did not “rise above a rumor,” which is false– the deputy mayor of Escon­dido stated on the record (and went to for­mer head of the party Jess Dur­fee) that Fil­ner had rudely propo­si­tioned her at a pro­fes­sional polit­i­cal event.

The evo­lu­tion argu­ment not with­stand­ing the ques­tion becomes: How did Bob Fil­ner know the party would let him get away with this?

Clue one comes from Wikipedia:
filner

Note the period in the red box. That means he was in con­gress dur­ing this moment:

See that line of Demo­c­rat con­gress­men fil­ing out to applaud Bill Clin­ton can you pick out Bob Fil­ner among them as they line up? Have you watched how the Clinton’s have been treated for the last 15 years.

The ques­tion isn’t how Bob Fil­ner knew the party would give him a pass, the ques­tion is why would any­one expect them to do otherwise?

Update: And if Fil­ner had any doubt of the rules, this would have fin­ished them.

Irony over­load any­one?
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Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Mr. Dickinson I’m surprised at you, a rebellion is always legal in the first person, such as “our rebellion.” It is only in the third person – “their rebellion” – that it becomes illegal.

1776 (1972)

Ace links to a critical update to this story on Bob Filner:

The local Democratic Party has known for a long time about sexual harassment allegations against Bob Filner, a former Democratic assemblywoman said in a Thursday interview.

“I blew the whistle on this two years ago to the Democratic Party leadership,” former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña said.

on what the Democrats knew when when they knew it on Bob Filner.

Update II: Busby responded to tell me that party leaders looked at Filner’s 30-year record of advocating for progressive causes when evaluating him as a candidate for mayor. Discussions involving Filner’s poor treatment of women never rose above rumor, she said.

Ace Opines further

So what’s a little War on Women between ideological friends? They say these allegations did not “rise above a rumor,” which is false– the deputy mayor of Escondido stated on the record (and went to former head of the party Jess Durfee) that Filner had rudely propositioned her at a professional political event.

The evolution argument not withstanding the question becomes: How did Bob Filner know the party would let him get away with this?

Clue one comes from Wikipedia:
filner

Note the period in the red box. That means he was in congress during this moment:

See that line of Democrat congressmen filing out to applaud Bill Clinton can you pick out Bob Filner among them as they line up? Have you watched how the Clinton’s have been treated for the last 15 years.

The question isn’t how Bob Filner knew the party would give him a pass, the question is why would anyone expect them to do otherwise?

Update: And if Filner had any doubt of the rules, this would have finished them.

Irony overload anyone?
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