WHEN SCANDALS ARE GOOD FOR POLITICIANS

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Spitzer, Weiner, Sanford and now Filner

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by GINA LOUDON, PhD

 

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has admitted improprieties that include sexting and sexual harassment, has been reportedly corrupt with city business, and is considerd by most entirely incapable from presiding as mayor under these circumstances.

His own party is calling for him to resign and his former fiancée has said it’s time for him to take a hike.

He won’t resign.

Meanwhile, the city waits. Filner cannot function as mayor in virtual hiding from media and accusers, and his staff is resigning like flies dropping in fumigation.

But why won’t Filner gather whatever dignity is left and move along? Could it be that he is following in the footsteps of an odd cadre of those who have made a career of sexual exploits?

Gov. Eliot Spitzer, AKA The Luv Guv as dubbed by New York tabloids, is back, bigger than ever after his hooker escapade in 2008. He is leading now in a bid for city comptroller.

Then there is the classic, ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner. He is running a winning race for mayor of New York, after sexting…

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