Obligatory 'Filner Is Resigning' Post

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner cut a deal with the city council and is now resigning, following the 18th woman stepping forward to accuse him of harassment. Filner, the first Democrat mayor of San Diego in years, is finished.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign as part of a deal reached this week with city officials, NBC 7 News has learned.

Filner, spotted leaving City Hall with packing boxes Wednesday night, will formally vacate the office following a closed session of City Council Friday, according to several sources.

City officials announced just before 7 p.m. Wednesday a proposed solution had been reached in the scandal that has consumed the city of San Diego since it first broke July 10.

It wouldn't have come to this -- and many women would have never experienced Filner's abuse and harassment -- if the Democratic Party and the media hadn't covered for the guy for years.

Now, the question is, while they were knowingly covering up for his behavior, were they also covering up for ordinary corruption too?

Under investigation for alleged “pay to play” schemes with developers, Filner disappeared from public view for three weeks and surfaced Monday in time for a mediation session with city officials.

Pay to play? Party covering up an official's misdeeds? Why, this almost sounds like a "culture of corruption" was going on here. Go ahead, make your shocked face.