WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rep. Bob Filner has gotten himself into some interesting situations during his time in Congress — arguing with fellow congressmen, disputing presidents, raising hell and getting thrown in the slammer.
But recently in Washington, Filner was on the phone with his constituents in a conference call with whoever wanted to call his office from San Diego and Imperial counties. Filner was as smooth as still water. With caller after caller, there were no disagreements, just total love fest, warm and soothing.
“Did I pronounce your name right?” he politely asks one woman. To another man, Filner checks in about that day’s nice temperate climate in usually hot El Centro and notes “sol” is Spanish for sun.
Another man has mortgage problems, fearing his house may soon be lost to foreclosure.