Re "Filner's agenda could live on," Sept. 2

I guess I'm the die-hard Bob Filner loyalist who claims that his achievements were greater than his failings, mainly because he realized so much in only nine months as mayor of San Diego. Three more years certainly would have allowed him to do more on his agenda for the environment and the middle class. Surely his decisiveness and fearlessness were strongly connected to his "bullying, confrontational style."

I also consider myself a die-hard feminist. I ask: Where were the offended women before Filner became the first Democrat to be elected mayor of San Diego in 20 years? Could it be that he was not expected to win, but once he did, San Diego's right wing went into action?

Every manager will make enemies, and however retrograde his behavior was toward women, sexual harassment is a powerful attack weapon. It has effectively removed many before Filner, and unfortunately it worked this time too.

Margo Kasdan

Seal Beach

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