GOP candidate for serial groper Bob Filner's job allegedly caught openly masturbating in restrooms

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Republican Carl DeMaio is running for Congress, but he also may run for former Mayor Bob "The Slobbery Groper" Filner's old job.

The New York Post (yes, yes, I know) and investigative site VoiceOfOC.org are reporting that DeMaio has been caught openly masturbating in restrooms on multiple occasions.

Allegedly.

According to the reporting, when DeMaio was in the City Council, he would leave during meetings to masturbate in a men’s room, per former City Council president Ben Hueso, a Democratic state senator who claims to have actually walked in on DeMaio during the act more than once.

Allegedly.

[O]thers suspect his inappropriate activity was more frequent. [...]

“DeMaio was masturbating,” Hueso told the website. “He jumped, caught by surprise. He jumped to the sink ... saying ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry’ about six times. Then washed his hands, darted out.”

T.M.I. people...

Marti Emerald, a City Councilwoman, confirmed Hueso's story:

Ben was in a state of shock, face red, eyes bulging,” Emerald said. “I said: ‘You look like you just saw the devil?’ He said: ‘DeMaio is masturbating in the middle of the room.’”

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San Diego officials said masturbation could be a fireable offense for a municipal employee, but not necessarily for an elected official.

See? Elected officials get perks!

Such an activity could have criminal implications, according to director of the city’s personnel department Hadi Dehghani, with the city attorney’s office making that decision.

Okay, time to get serious. Filner abused a whole lot of women. DeMaio (allegedly) pleasured himself, as embarrassing and shocking as his not-private-enough activities were to anyone who awkwardly encountered them. He clearly should have had better judgment, like, you know, waiting until he got home and understanding when and where to engage in masturbation, but that said, he's no Filner.

And if the allegations are true, he's also not exactly living up to those so-called Republican "family values" we hear so much about.

Bottom line: San Diego needs to clean up its political act. Enough with sordid situations like these to divert voters away from serious debate on policy positions.

By the way, the Post went out of their way to point out that DeMaio is "openly gay." That was irrelevant to the story and served no other purpose than to wrongly imply that gay men are icky and have no self-control. DeMaio's sexual orientation had no place in this article. None.

A DeMaio spokesman calls the masturbation accusations “absurd and ludicrous.”

So was the Post's "openly gay" reference.

  • RepublicanSwine

    Wow ... TMI ... Just TMI ... Brain Bleach in my Bourbon ..