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Officials Concerned: “There may be something in the water.”

san-diego-signSan Diego is a lovely city. SeaWorld, Coronado, the Naval base, a zoo, lots of sunshine and SCANDAL. Today, embattled Mayor and all around dirty old man, Bob Filner is supposed to resign from his office over his gross and inappropriate sexual harassment of women. Good Riddance! Last night, Voice of OC broke the story of Bob Filner’s opponent in the mayoral election last year, former Councilman Carl DeMaio, with this tame headline; “Filner Was Not the Only SD Mayoral Candidate With Alleged Sex Issues”

Apparently, Mr. DeMaio was caught by at least one of his city council colleagues masturbating in the Council restroom during council meetings. Apparently this would happen after DeMaio would make an impassioned speech from the dais. You have to read the story for yourself over at Voice of OC, HERE.

With a story like this there are likely hundreds of headline options and even more jokes. My first thought was a simple question:

What’s in the water in San Diego? The answer followed almost immediately… Semen (not the ones in the Navy).

So we ask that you share your ideas of CREATIVE HEADLINES for this story. Greg Diamond over at OJ Blog will be asking the same of their readers. We were sitting together at Drinking Liberally last night when we learned of the story. We worked out a few headlines, but we want to hear from you. How would your frame this latest of political scandals?


  1. junior junior August 23, 2013

    Dateline San Diego (Legislative) Zoo:
    Not a case of animal cruelty – but Councilman caught spanking monkey

  2. Greg Diamond Greg Diamond August 23, 2013

    “Next time — stall!”

  3. Robert Lauten Robert Lauten August 23, 2013

    What’s in your beer?

    While DRINKING liberally in OC, you CAME up with the clever slogan:
    “What’s in the WATER in San Diego? The answer followed almost immediately… Semen (not the ones in the Navy).”

  4. […] Chris Prevatt of our rival publication The Liberal OC and I were talking last night with several other political figures about this story.  If there was a consensus, beyond our cracking up at it, it was probably that the Voice’s headline did not quite do the contents justice.  So, we decided that we would both start a reader contest.  (Whether he’ll go through with it, I don’t know, but I surely can’t resist it.)  (Update: HE DID!) […]

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