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"Where do you think I learned the Filner headlock?"

Responding to charges from Marilyn Monroe impersonator Emily Gilbert that he grabbed her derriere, Mayor Filner said, "All my life, I have striven to emulate the ideals and character of that great Democrat, John F. Kennedy. So when a Marilyn approached me, I asked myself, 'What would JFK do?' The answer was clear. Of course, I'm not JFK, so I didn't actually do that. But then, she wasn't really Marilyn, either. So I just made a token gesture - a symbolic squeeze. Frankly, I think I was pretty restrained on this one."

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Tired_of_PC Aug. 2, 2013 @ 10:31 a.m.

Great satire!!! Under different circumstances I can envision him actually saying it.

There are however, some conspiracy theorists that think Marilyn's death wasn't a suicide but rather that RFK had her murdered to prevent her going public about the fact that both RFK and JKF were bedding her.

According to the accounts of the several women who have come forward recently they were well aware of his reputation for nasty retribution to those who crossed him and feared same.

Let's hope Filner never trys to emulate those Kennedy "ideals".

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Libi Uremovic Aug. 2, 2013 @ 12:10 p.m.

filner just came from 20 years in d.c.... this is the lifestyle to which he's become accustom ..

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strata66 Aug. 2, 2013 @ 8:11 p.m.

he's just a human that adores women, sometimes he goes a bit too far but come on, no big deal. At least he is not a thief, that would be 100 times worse. Plus he is 70 years old god bless him. He is so alive!!!

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dwbat Aug. 4, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m.

So because he is 70, then it's OK? Uh no, it's NOT. What he "adores" is himself, especially while he is demeaning people--both women and men.

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Joaquin_de_la_Mesa Aug. 12, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m.

I'm hoping Strata66 wrote that as satire.

In case not... No, it would NOT be worse if he were a thief. I think 999 women out of 1000 would say they'd rather give up their wallet than be seuxally assaulted. Granted, Filner probably hasn't assaulted anybody, but you can see the point -- I hope. Attacks on the person -- including one's sexual dignity -- are worse than attacks on treasure.

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