All of this would be bizarre enough, but Filner’s lawyer rolled out a legal defense, or at least a way of paying for a legal defense, that is almost as insulting as the actual harassment itself. Filner’s counsel alleged that the City of San Diego should have to pay for the mayor’s lawsuit defense (Filner’s former director of communications has filed a harassment lawsuit) because Filner never received mandatory sexual harassment training from the City. This is the functional equivalent of somewhat defending a murder claim by saying that they should be given a break because no one ever told them that it was illegal to kill people.
For those of you who are confused about whether this is an intelligent strategy – please refer to headline at the top of this article and let's hope the taxpayers of California’s second largest city not only reject this silly claim but also boot this guy out of office
UPDATE: I seriously can't make this stuff up.