Filner: I will take the therapy option and not resign, thanks

posted at 5:01 pm on July 26, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

The best way to recap this press conference is to tell you it started with a partial statement by Filner, interrupted by a microphone snafu, which prompted this, which was frozen on the screen for long enough to give all of us at least some amount of empathy for Filner’s victims:

Filner Smile

Filner exited the room for several minutes, leaving the networks guessing as a sound tech in a Hawaiian shirt messed with the microphone. Filner reemerged several minutes later to offer a non-specific confession of his harassment and intimidating behavior, and promising to become a better person by going to two weeks of therapy starting August 5.

Thursday night, the San Diego Democratic Party voted 34-6 to ask former Congressman and Mayor Bob Filner to resign from his office in the wake of allegations from a total of 13 women. Last week, the San Diego city council declined to do so, despite the fact they and the party apparatus knew of accusations from six women up to two years ago.

Correction: I rewrote the above paragraph to specify it was the Democratic Party’s vote, which I referred to mistakenly as a city council vote.

Update: An embarrassment of embarrassments back-to-back on live TV today, much to Shep Smith’s delight. Thank you, Free Beacon.

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This creep has Yikes! written all over him.

thejackal on July 26, 2013 at 5:06 PM

The captions write themselves.

nobar on July 26, 2013 at 5:07 PM

going to two weeks of therapy starting August 5.

Because we all know that therapy works so well. Right Wiener?

tommer74 on July 26, 2013 at 5:08 PM

I’m not sure the word “creepy” is strong enough for that picture.

Bitter Clinger on July 26, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Dat smile…
It means no shame, no remorse, and no honor.
No surprise either.

libertynow on July 26, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Wow, nice pic!

Did this guy get sprung from a Sanitarium right
before he ran??

Let’s see…Therapy. Yeah, that will work!

Open question to the Republican Party of San Diego.

What exactly does it take for you to raise HELL
about a Democrat in office who needs removed??????

ToddPA on July 26, 2013 at 5:10 PM

That guy is just gross. The picture doesn’t help him any.

totherightofthem on July 26, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Filner(D-Groper) has booked the Weiner(D-ick) Suite

DANEgerus on July 26, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Filner: I will take the therapy option

‘Cuz, like, um, ya know, that whole therapy option worked out so well for the other perverted Democrat in the news.

Resist We Much on July 26, 2013 at 5:13 PM

There are 40 council members? Wow, I bet those meetings are to the point.

Also, isn’t some of this criminal? Shouldn’t those 13 women complain to the police, not the council members?

cptacek on July 26, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Thursday night, the San Diego city council voted 34-6

There are 8 City Council members

The 34-6 vote was the San Diego Democratic Party Central Committee

So the amazing part is that 34 Dems want him to go

batterup on July 26, 2013 at 5:18 PM

There are 40 council members? Wow, I bet those meetings are to the point.

Also, isn’t some of this criminal? Shouldn’t those 13 women complain to the police, not the council members?

cptacek on July 26, 2013 at 5:14 PM

No there are not 40 council members, at least there weren’t when I keft San Diego in 2005…

OmahaConservative on July 26, 2013 at 5:18 PM

JEEBUS, a Filner suit!

“Can I have some sugar water?”

“More sugar!”

Tenwheeler on July 26, 2013 at 5:18 PM

In the finest traditions of Bill Clinton and Teddy Kennedy!!

Khun Joe on July 26, 2013 at 5:19 PM

When is libslave going to show up to defend this iDiot liberal? Oh wait, he’s just a white azz cracka, never mind.

kirkill on July 26, 2013 at 5:20 PM

The folks out there in SF must be so proud. Wait…….Oh…….Zombie……never mind.

Bmore on July 26, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Pride in this country is quickly turning to shame and disgust.

rplat on July 26, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Filner exited the room for several minutes … to masturbate. Filner reemerged several minutes later … with his fly conspicuously open … and asked if there were any ladies in the room who weren’t wearing panties.

Pork-Chop on July 26, 2013 at 5:21 PM

JEEBUS, a Filner suit!

“Can I have some sugar water?”

“More sugar!”

Tenwheeler on July 26, 2013 at 5:18 PM

I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl

Pour Some Sugar On Me

:-)

Resist We Much on July 26, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Is it me or does this perv bear a striking resemblance to the Joker?

TXUS on July 26, 2013 at 5:22 PM

This must be where the cable TV show “Boss” gets it’s material.

batterup on July 26, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Somebody should manufacture a Bob Filner mask so you can scare the hell out of everyone on Halloween.

Mark1971 on July 26, 2013 at 5:25 PM

An apology without a repentance proportional to the transgression is not sincere, and he’s caused more than a couple of weeks worth of grief.

apostic on July 26, 2013 at 5:27 PM

So who’s going to pay for OUR therapy after you put up that picture?

Master Shake on July 26, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Is it me or does this perv bear a striking resemblance to the Joker?

TXUS on July 26, 2013 at 5:22 PM


Not just you, but the Jack Nicholson Joker

sentinelrules on July 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Mayor Horndog is part shar pei.

Christien on July 26, 2013 at 5:31 PM

If he can stay in office and Weiner and Spitzer can get back in office we will have all the more good stuff to lampoon the Dems with in the years ahead. Stand your ground, Filthy Filner!

dczombie on July 26, 2013 at 5:32 PM

I refused to believe it before, but now I’m converted:

There are lizard people roaming among us.

NapaConservative on July 26, 2013 at 5:33 PM

heeeeeere’s Bobby!

ted c on July 26, 2013 at 5:34 PM

The Democratic schlong and dance team-Filner, Spitzer and Weiner.You don’t have to be a Democratic to be a registered sex offender but it helps!

MaiDee on July 26, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Somebody get the man a teeth-whitening kit.

Ugh!

Resist We Much on July 26, 2013 at 5:35 PM

More liberalism in all it’s glory. The inmates have truely taken over the asylums. Therapy for perverts only works while they are in prison where they can’t molest more victims.

savage24 on July 26, 2013 at 5:36 PM

During the empty podium phase the ghost of Andrew Breitbart was speaking. Swearsies.

MTF on July 26, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Therapy for perverts only works while they are in prison where they can’t molest more victims.

savage24 on July 26, 2013 at 5:36 PM

We can only wish that he would get the prison “therapy”. I’m sure it’s an eye opener, or should I say an a$$ opener?

NapaConservative on July 26, 2013 at 5:40 PM

He’s been a PIG for many years and he thinks 2 weeks of therapy will cure him?

What a joke.

Barred on July 26, 2013 at 5:40 PM

He looks like a creepier Dr. Smith from the original Lost In Space TV show.

Warner Todd Huston on July 26, 2013 at 5:43 PM

That’s what? A couple minutes for each victim? Don’t overdo it, Filner–you might pull something.

Christien on July 26, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Dare I say…

Creepy Azz Crac…

…nope, not going to say it.

How about… Scumbag!

PermanentWaves on July 26, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Did someone say “pull something”?

-Anthony Wiener

NapaConservative on July 26, 2013 at 5:47 PM

San Diego d-cRAT socialist Mayor (and endless women groper) Bob Filner (aka “FILTHY FILNER”) announced today that he will enter treatment in August.

FOR TWO (whole) WEEKS !!!!!!!

Filner kissed, groped, put women in headlocks and told women not to wear panties in his office.
Two weeks ought to fix all of his problems.

d-cRAT socialist extremists – and especially those in their subsidiary the National Organization for (d-cRAT socialist) Women, who didn’t utter a single word against filner or his reprehensible actions – must be very, very proud. Perhaps they will ceremonially add filner to this distinguished list of d-cRATs: anthony “look at at my p#%*$” weiner (aka “CARLOS DANGER”), bill “monica-stain” clinton, ted “the drunk who killed mary jo kopechne” kennedy, david “I harass my interns for $ex” letterman and the many, many others.

Please don’t forget – it’s the REPUBLICANS that have a WAR ON WOMEN !

TeaPartyNation on July 26, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Is it me or does this perv bear a striking resemblance to the Joker?

TXUS on July 26, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Dead ringer for Jim Messina.

a capella on July 26, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Good Lord. Weiner’s like the most hubristic person I’ve ever seen! He’s jaw-droppingly simple minded! He’s not even going to consider getting the f out of this race, is he? He can only be topped by the man in the first clip, who ought to be run out of town covered with tar and feathers. Where do we get these people and why does anyone vote for them?

scalleywag on July 26, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Dead ringer for Jim Messina.

a capella on July 26, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Kinda got the Martin Landau thing going.

Christien on July 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM

He looks (and acts) a lot like Sandusky. It was all in fun, just innocent fun. Puke.

scalleywag on July 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Weiner’s guidance: “Let’s all show our stiff resolve and allow Filner to extricate himself from this hole. He pulled a boner and I feel the pain but I don’t think he should pull out. Would you leave your buddy’s behind? As a child he was obviously reared improperly. Stick in there Filner and never withdraw!!!!”

MaiDee on July 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM

HD
Big screen

I think it’s the views that’ll need therapy after that.

Laura in Maryland on July 26, 2013 at 6:04 PM

It’s Halloween, early.

There’s your perfectly creepy mask.

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Filner Clown.

Sherman1864 on July 26, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Dude, iron out the penis skin.

hillsoftx on July 26, 2013 at 6:26 PM

The screen cap is stuff horror movies are made of.

::shudder::

gophergirl on July 26, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Wait, you have a picture of Allahpundit in place of the sex fiend creep! Take it down! Hurry!

Akzed on July 26, 2013 at 7:01 PM

::shudder::

gophergirl on July 26, 2013 at 6:44 PM

He is even creepier and sleazier in person. I used to attend his congressional rallies to heckle and jeer him. He was a jerk and azzhole back in the nineties too…

OmahaConservative on July 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Filner: The West Coast Weiner…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on July 26, 2013 at 7:05 PM

At 70 years of age, does anyone, except mindless, enabling Democrats believe Dirty Bob is going to ‘change’?

That Filthy Filner was a serial groper was well known in Democratic circles for years.

Only now is it suddenly ‘not okay’.

GarandFan on July 26, 2013 at 7:11 PM

I swear that guy looks like the alien bug in MIB I when it pulls it’s ‘Edgar Suit’ face back.

trigon on July 26, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Click

trigon on July 26, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Somebody should manufacture a Bob Filner mask so you can scare the hell out of everyone on Halloween.

Mark1971 on July 26, 2013 at 5:25 PM

::shudder::

gophergirl on July 26, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Damn! That’s the creepiest smile I’ve ever seen on anyone, ever. A recipe for nightmares, for sure.

PatriotGal2257 on July 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Well, he certainly looks trustworthy.

Hucklebuck on July 26, 2013 at 7:40 PM

He is the Ruling class smiling while THEY DESTROY the nation!!!

Get rid of him!!

PappyD61 on July 26, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Weiner /Filner 2016!!!

Why not?

PappyD61 on July 26, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Filner: “Who do I have to f__k around here to keep my job?

tpitman on July 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Great Merciful Zeus..he is unattractive..all the women he actually married and actually dated must have had huge supply of double paper bags on hand…

Xango Annie on July 26, 2013 at 8:57 PM

His face says so much psychologically.
Evil
Crazy
Knows he’s been caught
Feels silly for being caught
Embarrassment
Sweating like a pig under his coat
Wishing he was anywhere else…….like in traffic on a busy New York street
(would be better than this)
Most of all: “Here commmezzzz Fiill-nuurrr”

avagreen on July 26, 2013 at 9:00 PM

…is he showing…his pubes there?

KOOLAID2 on July 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Warning to the therapist: incoming Democrat slime-ball and pervert – “wants to be a better person” – two weeks – no pressure!

virgo on July 26, 2013 at 11:46 PM

He supports “Obamacare,” so no big deal.
Just move along…

shorebird on July 27, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Well, that picture is really something – can’t say anything to top what’s already been said.

However, too many Dems have lost their moral compass – all is power, power, power so the guy stays. IF he were a Republican, Feinstein, Boxer and Pelosi would be talking about this nonstop, 24/7. But he’s one of theirs.

The feminist stuff is so much junk but the leftist/Dem/feminists just look the other way when it’s one of theirs. Wonder what the three CA power-broker females would do if a Dem pulled these stunts on any of them?

MN J on July 27, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Dat smile…
It means no shame, no remorse, and no honor.
No surprise either.

libertynow on July 26, 2013 at 5:10 PM

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=jack+nicholson+joker+image&FORM=IQFRBA&id=236EFAE416E588FA49097347BB2755B7EBED1170&selectedIndex=0#view=detail&id=236EFAE416E588FA49097347BB2755B7EBED1170&selectedIndex=0

cableguy615 on July 27, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Is it me or does this perv bear a striking resemblance to the Joker?

TXUS on July 26, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Not just you, but the Jack Nicholson Joker

sentinelrules on July 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Great minds think alike ! :) ^^^^^

cableguy615 on July 27, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Filner is a boorish lout who has no self control and should be in jail for sexual assault. He´s lucky that none of these ladies zapped him in the groin with a sharp elbow or knee, he certainly deserved it.

If Filner worked for any major publicly traded corporation, not only would he be fired in the blink of an eye, he would most likely be escorted from the premises by police for having committed a sexual assault. The only way this Creep has gotten away with this for so long is he is a politician tht has a (-D) appended to his name and that is usually a get out of jail free card for most loutish behavior towards women (see JFK, RFK, Teddy Kennedy, Chris Dodd, Gary Hart, Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Elliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner, Bob Menendez, McGreevey and now Bob Filner)…

For men who claim publicly to respect the sanctity of a woman´s control over their vagina, they certainly do not hesitate to cross legal,ethical and moral lines trying to get into them.

glcinpdx on July 27, 2013 at 7:03 PM