Because it worked so well for Carlos Danger?

Via NBC San Diego:

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced he will take a leave of absence Friday to undergo intensive therapy following several allegations of inappropriate sexual advances and sexual harassment.

In front of a reporters and cameras, Filner announced “words are not enough” before a microphone failure interrupted the long-awaited statement.

“It is simply not acceptable for me to try and explain away my conduct as the product of standards of a different generation,” Filner said adding that he has apologized to his staff and citizens who have supported him.

On Thursday, an interview with four San Diego women brought new allegations to light. With their stories, Sharon Bernie-Cloward, president of the San Diego Port Tenants Association, businesswoman Patti Roscoe, retired Navy rear-admiral Veronica “Ronne” Froman and Joyce Gattas, Dean of SDSU’s College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts described incidents with the mayor ranging from his time as a Congressman to his run for San Diego’s mayor’s seat.

The women claimed Filner cornered or isolated them and attempted to kiss them or touch parts of their bodies inappropriately.