Monday, May 12, 2008

Vito Fossella Listened To Me!

I know I'm relatively a fresh face in New York City and even more so in local politics, but I'm going to go ahead and declare victory on this one. Vito Fossella made it official in the afternoon today and declared he will officially be running for re-election in the 13th Congressional District of New York. As the lone Republican Congressman in New York City, he faces quite the challenge now that the public knows the stench of his dirty laundry. I told him to stay in earlier today and I'm glad that he has taken my advice.

From The NY Post:

Defying disgusted constituents and angry Republican leaders, disgraced Rep. Vito Fossella has told pals he plans to seek re-election.

And, shockingly, the Staten Island pol is feeling "pretty good," he confided to friends.[...]

Fossella's statements not only defy national party leaders, who have said they will not back him, but suggest the congressman may be in denial.

He even expressed shock that other Republicans are eyeing his seat.

"What's this all about?" Fossella asked Molinari, of news reports naming potential GOP candidates.

He said he was "surprised" and "puzzled" that party colleagues are being mentioned as possible replacements, Molinari said.

Surprised? Puzzled? Why would anyone think of challenging Vito? Doesn't everyone have love children (for some reason writing that in the plural form seems strange) with their girlfriends that live in other states? Why would that make an elected official look less trustworthy to the public? Oh, because it shows he's nothing but a dirty scumbag, yeah, thats right.

Congratulations on deciding to stay in the race, I cannot wait to see you beaten to a (figurative) pulp in the general election in less than six months from now.