San Diego-are Rep. Bob "The Crusher" Filner has joined the long list of politicians who think that all the laws they pass apply only to the little people and not themselves.
Filner (D-Calif.), the chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, has been charged with assault and battery of a United Airlines employee after he allegedly forced his way into an unauthorized area of baggage claim at Dulles Airport and pushed an employee out of the way in an attempt to retrieve his bags, according to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
Filner then fled the country.
Responding Monday, Filner’s spokeswoman, Amy Pond, said the congressman was “on his way to Iraq, visiting our troops, and will have a full statement when he returns.’’
“Suffice it to say now,’’ she added, “that the story that has appeared in the press is factually incorrect-and the charges are ridiculous.”
Well, that settles it then, spokesmen for politicians are always fully-informed and never lie.