Dead Cat Bounce

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There are now 18 Bob Filner accusers. I’d missed the 17th canonical accuser who came forward over the weekend. Last week, after the first woman came forward to say that Filner had not harassed or fondled her, it seemed the tide might be turning. The ratio moved from 16:0 to 16:1. And it seemed plausible that Filner might be able to come up with one woman who said he hadn’t fondled or harassed her for every women who said he had. But it’s not turning out that way. We’re now at 18:1.

In fairness to Filner, it seems unlikely that this 94.5% harassment/fondle rate will hold up among the San Diego female population at large.

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