It was a convenient meeting today with The Barkeep. We were just settling down to an early afternoon scotch when all hell broke loose at City Hall. Dobson’s was almost close enough to feel it. For those readers who don’t know, Mayor Bob Filner is being accused by high profile Democrats of misbehavior with various women (could this have something to do with yesterday’s high profile breakup with his ‘first lady’?).
The Barkeep doesn’t have a smartphone so I had to read him the emails and news columns as I got them. He almost seemed to go into a trance — but perhaps the scotch had something to do with that. Then it came (as always this is jotted down on a napkin and because I had to take a taxicab home, maybe not perfect):
We always knew Filner was an idiot who couldn’t keep his hands to himself. No. He is an idiot who can’t keep his hands to himself who doesn’t get that getting elected makes you attractive to some girls, but normally not the right girls. Now of course the Democrats in town didn’t ask Bill Clinton to retire right? By that I mean I think people or some people in the know knew what we were getting for our dime right?
Donna and Marco and that other guy I’ve never heard of, ok they are gonna have a press conference tomorrow and blow Filner up. They are planning to put so much pressure on the guy that he has to resign tomorrow or the next day. Maybe they have other Dem leaders ready to go. The Republicans will probably start piling on pretty soon. They’d be smart to let the Democrats fight it out but when have the Republicans been so smart?
But who gets something for all this. Sure Donna’s doing this for the good of her heart right? We all know she and Bob left at odds, and that she sees this push to get him out as her road back. Marco? His last name is GONZALEZ right? As in Assemblywoman Gonzalez. Mayor Gonzalez? Man that’s something the unions would like better than Filner. Remember Nathan Fletcher — the bright future of the GOP who became an Indy then a Dem? I’ll pull my teeth out if he isn’t in this mix somewhere and I don’t think those candlelight suppers with Filner and his x-girlfriend will keep Fletcher off Bob now that Bob is down. My bet — within 48 hours Fletcher is asking Filner to resign too.
This has been a bad week for old Bobby. The worst week I’ve ever seen short of the Duke out cryin’ in front of the federal building. It’s really been a bad time since about the day he took office. I know Bob Filner. Bob Filner is an ass****. I can’t see him just quitting. I just can’t see him quitting. He’s mean and doesn’t know when to keep his hands to himself and is stuck about 30 years back like me but he will go down fighting.
The Barkeep went on for some time but I was tired of writing. We had some of that great bread they serve then I got in a cab and came home. Now I’m going to watch a recording of Everyone Loves Raymond and take a nap.