Nurse: Filner offered to help brain-damaged Marine — if I promised to have dinner with him

posted at 8:01 pm on August 6, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Ace, there’s nowhere left to go on the depravity scale after this except “violent felony.” I wonder if we’ll get there.

Vocational nurse Michelle Tyler and U.S. Marine Kathryn Raggazino spoke Tuesday about a meeting with Filner in which the mayor implied that he would help solve Raggazino’s issue with the VA only if Tyler agreed to attend a public event with him or have dinner with him.

Raggazino suffered a traumatic brain injury and PTSD while serving in Iraq…

“It was extremely disturbing to me that he made it very clear that his expectation was that his help for Kathryn depended on my willingness to go to dinner with him, spend personal time with him and be seen in public with him, “ Tyler said.

“I felt that his rubbing my arm and telling me help for Kathryn was contingent on my going out with him was extremely inappropriate and unacceptable,” Tyler said.

Said Raggazino, the Marine, “I don’t appreciate being used as a bargaining chip to fulfill his sexual desires.” When was the last time America saw a sex-related political scandal quite this noxious? I say “sex-related” because it’s not a “sex scandal”; there’s nothing consensual about any of it. It’s a harassment scandal that’s related to sex. But maybe that’s a misnomer too. Note that Tyler doesn’t say that Filner demanded sex outright; he wanted her to “spend personal time” with him but also to “be seen in public with him.” Seems like he was getting off on the ego stroke in wielding his power as mayor as much as, if not more than, the sexual thrill. That’s more reminiscent of Weiner converting flattery from his political admirers into sexting than it is of Spitzer buying time with call girls, but Weiner’s games are vastly more innocuous than this. How pathologically important must it be to this lunatic’s psyche that he hold a position of power considering that he refuses to resign even though 77 percent of San Diegans want him out?

As it is, there’s nothing anyone can do. The only options to oust him are a recall or a criminal conviction. Or are they?


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Via Ace, there’s nowhere left to go on the depravity scale after this except “violent felony.”

Well, he didn’t try to hit on Raggazino, so I suppose he’ll use that as a character reference.

jon1979 on August 6, 2013 at 8:04 PM

He’ll be Gov of Cali. Mark my words.

nobar on August 6, 2013 at 8:06 PM

That guy should STOP SMILING. What a creepy lizard smile…and a creepy lizard personality.

sharrukin on August 6, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Via Ace, there’s nowhere left to go on the depravity scale after this except “violent felony.”

Has he hit on Pelosi yet?

HotAirian on August 6, 2013 at 8:09 PM

I’m sure the therapy will take care of all of this.

Mark1971 on August 6, 2013 at 8:11 PM

He and San Francisco are a total embarrassment. Throw in Pelosi. What in the HeII is wrong with you folks out there. Get it together!

Bmore on August 6, 2013 at 8:13 PM

With a negligent city council that failed to produce guidelines regarding helping people, how was he supposed to know what to do?

hisfrogness on August 6, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Next explanation from the MSM will be that he was just getting ready to switch parties. Because War on Women . . .

SoRight on August 6, 2013 at 8:15 PM

I see what he’s doing here. He’s trying to help out Weiner and Spitzer by making them seem normal by comparison.

rbj on August 6, 2013 at 8:15 PM

The State Run Media is clamoring for his resignation…

d1carter on August 6, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Every member of the State Run Media is asking every Dem they see for a statement on whether he should resign or how this reflects on the Prog Party at large…

d1carter on August 6, 2013 at 8:20 PM

As a San Diegan, I hope he stays. I hope he draws it out and drags everything through the courts. I hope his office can’t function. I hope civil services suffer. I hope teachers, police, and firefighters get laid off in the process. Maybe then some of the local idiots will learn not to vote for any old scumbag just because he has the right party letter after his name. And let there be no doubt the media knew he was a scumbag when they were all pushing him across the finish line.

Made their bed with him. Sleep in it.

CapnObvious on August 6, 2013 at 8:20 PM

If a Duke lacrosse player had molested 13 women he would be headed to jail for life. This is a good add for the Democratic Party–if you have (D) behind your name, you not only avoid jail time but you you get to keep your job–even if you are a serial offender.

MaiDee on August 6, 2013 at 8:20 PM

I can’t figure out if this dude is mentally ill or just evil. Maybe he’s mentally evil.

cynccook on August 6, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I, for one, welcome our insatiable sex- crazed overlords.

connertown on August 6, 2013 at 8:23 PM

My collie says:

Filner lends a whole new meaning to the term “creepy *ss cracker”.

CyberCipher on August 6, 2013 at 8:25 PM

there’s nowhere left to go on the depravity scale after this

Not so fast, mang. Fathered a lovechild, and forced her to keep it. Forget violent felony. We’re talking War on Women war crime.

Christien on August 6, 2013 at 8:29 PM

As a San Diegan, I hope he stays. I hope he draws it out and drags everything through the courts. I hope his office can’t function. I hope civil services suffer. I hope teachers, police, and firefighters get laid off in the process. Maybe then some of the local idiots will learn not to vote for any old scumbag just because he has the right party letter after his name. And let there be no doubt the media knew he was a scumbag when they were all pushing him across the finish line.

Made their bed with him. Sleep in it.

CapnObvious on August 6, 2013 at 8:20 P

Fellow San Diegan.

Right there with you.

Hawkins1701 on August 6, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Camp Pendleton could probably offer up a therapy session.

wolly4321 on August 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Conservatives get rid of people like Filner.

Democrats embrace them, circle the wagons to protect them and excuse them.

Not much more to say about that reality.

Liam on August 6, 2013 at 8:37 PM

there’s nowhere left to go on the depravity scale after this

Yes, there is is: NAMBLA, who vote Democrat. Expect a ‘joining’ somewhere in the future.

Liam on August 6, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Like most Democrats this guy has no class.

tommer74 on August 6, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Pig. He should be driven from office for this alone.

Bishop on August 6, 2013 at 8:45 PM

When was the last time America saw a sex-related political scandal quite this noxious?

Kathleen Willey was seeing BJ Clinton after her husband had just committed suicide when Clenus decided that she was vulnerable enough for an Oval Office grope … and then some. Sounds about as noxious to me, though BJ Clinton’s actions were far more offensive than Filner in this instance.

But, that only led to Clenus being a dem “elder statesman”, dem convention superstar, and Shrillary playing at being a Senator and SecState.

Peregruzka!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 6, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Fellow San Diegan..

1) Notice no unions have called for his resignation (with the City Council- blowing the unions recently on contracts)

2) Amazingly besides unions, woman are his strongest supporters, all commenting what he’d done for woamn’s rights etc..

I’m ready to leave. I can afford to keep my home here and change residency to Lake Tahoe Nv, then visit down here.

City may get my property taxes but all my business expenses, other taxes to include Ca. Income tax.. Gone

theblacksheepwasright on August 6, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Camp Pendleton could probably offer up a therapy session.

wolly4321 on August 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Perhaps. But, to date, the maggot hasn’t receive so much as the old whipped cream pie in the face…so forgive me for not holding my breath.

Christien on August 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Remember: Liberals feminists back this guy to the hilt.

Liam on August 6, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Well he’s a Big giv loving Democrat so it depends what was on the menu for Dinner!

And frankly, has ANYONE actually come forward to say he had actual sexiness with him?

Next Big D scandal please!

PappyD61 on August 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

A college boy can be brought up on charges for whatever if he asks out a girl no matter how innocently, while Filner is backed by the entire Democrat Party.

Liam on August 6, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Gabby has Absolute Moral Authority. TBI female Marine? Nobody with sufficient influence cares.

Christien on August 6, 2013 at 8:53 PM

sharrukin on August 6, 2013 at 8:07 PM

He thinks he is the lizard king, and can do anything.

The Evil Doctor K on August 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Via Ace, there’s nowhere left to go on the depravity scale after this

Are we really sure of that? I’m assuming that Michelle Tyler is victim #10.

None of this stuff could have possibly happened without Filner’s staff knowing some of it. Some of them could well be legally liable for Filner’s behavior if they knew about it and ignored it. Which, I suspect, is also why Filner is refusing to leave office. Not from loyalty to his staff or dedication to his job but because prosecution is much easier once he is out of office.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Mika will talk about it tomorrow morning and laugh and then Schmoe will join in and they’ll laugh and laugh and then Mike Barnacle will say something about Filner and now everyone is laughing and then they’re off to Ted Cruz or gun control. Quit? Resign? What’s that.

Marcus on August 6, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Filner should do his rehab at USMC Camp Pendleton, with the buddies of the wounded Marine. They — especially the married ones — will stomp him into something even Shamu wouldn’t eat.

VastRightWingConspirator on August 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

This guy looks like a Ralph Steadman painting…

The Evil Doctor K on August 6, 2013 at 9:05 PM

The Party of Women©

Jeff Weimer on August 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

The Party of Women©

Jeff Weimer on August 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Now, I think I finally understand why Democrats are pro-abortion: destroying the evidence.

VastRightWingConspirator on August 6, 2013 at 9:11 PM

I Christians didn’t try making this a phony scandal, there would be no problem. /

Liam on August 6, 2013 at 9:12 PM

He thinks he is the lizard king, and can do anything.

The Evil Doctor K on August 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Given his creepy appearance. he may be right.

sharrukin on August 6, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Own him, democrats. He has no shame, just like you.

CurtZHP on August 6, 2013 at 9:17 PM

SCUMBAG DEMOCRAT

WisCon on August 6, 2013 at 9:20 PM

He sould have to look at Cankles in underwear three times a day until he is cured. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

trs on August 6, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Remember: Liberals feminists back this guy to the hilt.

Liam on August 6, 2013 at 8:48 PM

That’s because he never hits on “feminists” – he only likes straight women, without 5 o’clock shadows.

Pork-Chop on August 6, 2013 at 9:27 PM

That’s because he never hits on “feminists” – he only likes straight women, without 5 o’clock shadows.

Pork-Chop on August 6, 2013 at 9:27 PM

To go with the liberal feminists, Filner is a rapist.

If it’s somehow ‘rape’ for me to make love with my wife as she is willing and desiring, it’s rape-rape to grope a woman who didn’t invite such an advance.

Liam on August 6, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I can’t figure out if this dude is mentally ill or just evil. Maybe he’s mentally evil.

cynccook on August 6, 2013 at 8:22 PM

How about just call him criminally insane?

Harbingeing on August 6, 2013 at 9:50 PM

This guy is a poster child of why women need to have a gun on them at all times. Seriously the NRA needs to get on this at once…

William Eaton on August 6, 2013 at 10:19 PM

This Republican War on Women is disgusting. How dare free people take care of themselves.

Grunt on August 6, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I live in Va and I know we have our own set of problems with politicians, but this guy? There must be some way to get rid of him, surely he has violated some kind of ethics standard that would be enough for a recall. Please, make him go away.

scalleywag on August 6, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Just saw a story from the local PBS affiliate radio station that made the villain of the whole Filner debacle out to be…..men.

That’s right, not Filner himself, not all the Dems and media lapdogs who covered up for him throughout the years, not the unions who still refuse to denounce him. It’s the fault of all men. Because men are pigs you see and live in the medieval ages. And this behavior is proof, see?

I also love the complete lack of national media coverage that this is getting. Mostly a paragraph or two next to some Weiner content. If this guy had an R next to his name, it’d be a “national travesty.” Pitiful.

HayekFriendlyCon on August 6, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Has he hit on Pelosi yet?

HotAirian on August 6, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Even Filner has standards.

Ward Cleaver on August 6, 2013 at 11:34 PM

That Filner puke is a piece of work.

Kenosha Kid on August 6, 2013 at 11:36 PM

The guy is disgusting. Seems to be a lot of that among the dems and they get a pass from the media.

dogsoldier on August 7, 2013 at 6:01 AM

There is a third option for that 77% of San Diegoans, march on city hall with torches and pitchforks!

morbius on August 7, 2013 at 9:02 AM

This actually pisses me off, more for the idea that some Marines or citizens are more equal than others. Anyone with a political connection gets special and better treatment than others.
I certainly do not get special consideration for my disability. This is a primary reason that the government should be small and mostly out of the citizens lives.
Just imagine if I had connections in the government, I might actually get a disability rating commensurate with the destructiveness it has on my life and the lives that I affect.

astonerii on August 7, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Gotta admit, I love watching libs squirm. The Filners, Weiners, Spitzers are so emblematic of the progressive left. It is worth it to see them as they are. Besides, I don’t live in San Diego

StevC on August 7, 2013 at 11:12 AM

So let me get this straight….

23% of San Diegans either want him to stay or don’t care? Really???

I’m not sure I could live in a town where every fourth person I meet is so degenerate. And I used to live there. As California cities go, it wasn’t even that bad.

runawayyyy on August 7, 2013 at 4:17 PM