Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ciao Vito!

Vito Fossella's political career, as a six term Republican Congressman from Staten Island, is rapidly circling the drain right now. Maybe the GOP is heeding investors and tanking the coming election to allow for a "Carter Redux?"

Not only was he arrested for DUI last week in Virginia, with a BAL of nearly twice the legal limit, he's now admitted to fathering a "love child" with a Virginia woman...the "sick child" he told Virginia cops he was going to visit.

Apparently, he was bailed out of jail by his mistress, Laura Fay!

In a statement issued via email today, he said, "My personal failings and imperfections have caused enormous pain to the people I love and I am truly sorry."

He'll probably be even sorrier when he finds out that his gummah's affections are almost certainly intrinsically linked to his political status. That's a tough break.

Fossella, who is married, is the only Republican member of Congress who represents New York City. His congressional district includes parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island. He won re-election to a sixth term in 2006 with 57 percent of the vote.

This November will almost certainly be a far more interesting one, as a seat that's been in Republican hands since Susan Molinari was elected to it nearly two decades ago (1989). Being excoriated in the local newspapers as "Vino Fossella," is one thing, fathering an illegitimate child....well, that brings this thing to a whole new level!

As they say in the Mob movies, "Ciao Vito."


WomanHonorThyself said...

"Ciao Vito." indeed my friend!..I wasnt acquainted with this story..thanks.

JMK said...

Very sad, Angel.

He's gettign lambasted in NYC as a Family Values candidate who lived an immoral double life, lying to both his wife and the other woman he sired a daughter with in Virginia.

I think Vito's done politically. In fact, other Republicans are already lining up to run in his place.

The problem is that so many politicians today, think they can "weather the storm."

The reality is that the people don't trust ANY politicians, so if you give them a reason to mistrust you, you're done. Unfortunately most politicians surround themselves with "yes-folks" who tell them how great they are, and they're able to delude themselves into thinking that they're "beloeved," when, at best, they are merely tolerated.

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