Bradley Manning identifies as a women; immediately offered “firm support” by San Diego mayor Bob Filner

22 Aug

WASHINGTON–Bradley Manning, the Army private convicted of leaking thousands of diplomatic cables, announced today that he now identifies as a woman and would like to be referred to as “Chelsea.”

Minutes after Manning’s statement, she received a strong expression of interest from San Diego mayor Bob Filner, who said he would offer “firm support” of her cause.

“When I heard there was a female veteran out there who was hurting, I wanted to reach out in every way that I could,” said Filner, known for his interest in women in the military. “If Chelsea needs anything–anything at all–I hope she’ll know I’m always available.”

Political experts noted that Filner is having a difficult time, and assumed that his support of Manning is a desire to appeal to his progressive base that sees her actions as heroic.

“It’s political, of course, but it’s also idealistic,” said Gavin Davies, a local journalist. “I think Filner genuinely believes in what he’s doing for women, and wants to do more of it, all the time, everywhere, without stopping.”

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One Response to “Bradley Manning identifies as a women; immediately offered “firm support” by San Diego mayor Bob Filner”

  1. PiedType August 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    At the risk of encouraging you … this is hilarious!

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