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Bridget Johnson

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August 9, 2013 - 10:38 am

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) released an open letter today to groper-in-chief, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner:

Dear Bob,

We’ve known each other for a long time, and have worked together on many issues that are important to the people of San Diego – from creating jobs to protecting the environment to helping our veterans.

So I am speaking to you now on a personal and professional level, and asking you to step down as mayor and get the help you need as a private citizen.

I have already said publicly that you should resign your office as mayor because of the shocking revelations by many women about your behavior toward them.

But now I must say this directly to you: Bob, you must resign because you have betrayed the trust of the women you have victimized, the San Diegans you represent and the people you have worked with throughout your decades in public life.

I have worked for so many years to prevent and punish sexual violence and sexual harassment, wherever they occur. As we fight in the Senate to stand up for the men and women in our military who are survivors of sexual assault, I have heard their stories, seen the anguish in their faces, listened to them talk about the pain that will always be with them. Let me be clear: The latest revelations regarding your behavior toward women recovering from sexual assault – women who desperately need our help – have shaken me to my core.

Bob, you have already hurt so many people. To avoid hurting your victims and the people of San Diego more than you already have, you should step down immediately.

Sincerely,

Barbara

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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"But now I must say this directly to you: Bob, you must resign because you have betrayed the trust of the women you have victimized, the San Diegans you represent and the people you have worked with throughout your decades in public life."

Translation: "Now that it is out in the media, we can't pretend to be ignorant about it anymore. You're a liability to us, so we have to dispose of you now."
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Dear Barb,

Would you pleasey-pleasey-pleasey take your own advice and step down? If the stress of it all has "shaken you to your core", then you are obviously even MORE UNFIT FOR DUTY than you ever were before now.

Regards,

America

Remember BENGHAZI!
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She can't believe he didn't arrange for blackmail packets on all his victims.
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So, will Bob send Babs an invitation to discuss her open letter over dinner and drinks at his place?
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Kind of a bit late, Babs.

Much like Bob Packwood, I have a hard time believing his behavior wasn't know about beforehand in Congress.
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Oh, it was known; I believe Democrats don't support a candidate unless they know they have a "handle" to yank him out of office. This guy's handle is that he's a mauler.
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"But now I must say this directly to you: Bob, you must resign because you have betrayed the trust of the women you have victimized, the San Diegans you represent and the people you have worked with throughout your decades in public life."

Translation: "Now that it is out in the media, we can't pretend to be ignorant about it anymore. You're a liability to us, so we have to dispose of you now."
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