After blaming the media-driven “lynch mob” for his sexual harassment troubles, soon-to-be ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner ended his resignation speech with a nod to Senator Sleaze.

“The dream shall never die.” Really:

I was at Madison Square Garden when Ted Kennedy said, in 1980 as he conceded to President Carter in the nomination for the Democratic president: “The work goes on. The cause endures. The hope still lives. And the dream shall never die.” Thank you.

Supporters gave Filthner a standing ovation.

Someone should ask Mary Jo Kopechne what she thinks of that. Oh, wait ….