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Filner's legal strategy emerges, enrages many

It was the headline du jour in the sexual harassment scandal of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner — his lack of sexual harassment training and the city's potential liability. And it led to expressions of disbelief, disgust, understanding and praise for the mayor's "chutzpah."


  1. The range? Some of the comments give credit to Filner's attorney for his legal representation while others poke fun at Filner for suggesting he needed training to know bad behavior.
  2. George Costanza - Was that wrong?
  3. If you haven't read it yet, here's the letter, in its entirety, from Filner's lawyer, which among other things, flatly denies "the allegations brought by Ms. (Irene) McCormack Jackson," the mayor's former communications director. Again if you haven't read it, a section reads: "While to paraphrase Bob Dylan, many might argue that 'you don't need a weatherperson to tell you which way the wind blows,' and an adult male should not need sexual harassment training, I would point out that in his decades of public service for the people of San Diego as a U.S. Representative, Mayor Filner never received sexual harassment training. This is not an excuse for any inappropriate behavior which may have occurred, but having conducted sexual harassment training scores of times over the years, I have learned that many — if not most — people do not know what is and what is not illegal sexual harassment under California law."
  4. Now let's begin our rundown of the reaction with our top 10 tweets about all this.
  5. Here's a quick sampling of Facebook comments.
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