Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Democratic congressman Filner flees country to avoid assault charges

OK, that wasn't the most honest headline. Of course had Filner been a Republican...

But since Filner is a Democrat, his party affiliation isn't even important.

I'm Bob Filner, bitch! Don't you know who I am?


What does Bob Filner have in common with this woman?

Answer...neither feels that security measures and rules apply to them. Because, you know...they are important people:

WASHINGTON – Rep. Bob Filner faces assault and battery charges in connection with an alleged run-in with a United Airlines employee at Dulles International Airport on Sunday night.

The incident occurred at 6 p.m. Sunday, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

The eight-term congressman allegedly pushed past the outstretched arm of an employee at United Airline's baggage claim office and entered an employees-only area, according to the statement, issued by airport authority spokeswoman Courtney Prebich. Filner then refused to leave the restricted area when the employee ordered him to do so, Prebich said.

Filner did leave the country, btw. He's on his way to Iraq. From his office:

“Congressman Bob Filner is on his way to Iraq, looking for reasons to declare the war a failure visiting our troops, and will have a full statement when he returns. Suffice it to say now, that the story that has appeared in the press is factually incorrect – and the charges are ridiculous.”

Filner spokeswoman Amy Pond did not respond to inquiries about when Filner had left for Iraq or when he would return.

Well...of course those charges are ridiculous. He's a congressman!

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