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Fossella (NY-R) admits to affair, out-of-wedlock child
The Hill ^ | 05/08/08 11:08 AM | Klaus Marre and Jared Allen

Posted on 05/08/2008 11:24:30 AM PDT by JerseyRepub

Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) said Thursday that he had an extramarital affair that has resulted in a three-year-old daughter in a statement released through a public relations firm.

“My personal failings and imperfections have caused enormous pain to the people I love and I am truly sorry,” Fossella said in the statement.

“While I understand that there will be many questions, including those about my political future, making any political decisions right now are furthest from my mind,” the lawmaker, who was arrested for drunk driving last week, said. “Over the coming weeks and months, I will to continue to do my job and I will work hard to heal the deep wounds I have caused.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 110th; adulterer; adultery; fossella; gop; rino; scumbag; yankee
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Another RINO bites the dust...
1 posted on 05/08/2008 11:24:33 AM PDT by JerseyRepub
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2 posted on 05/08/2008 11:26:17 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Buh Bye. It’s inevitable that in short order NY will not have any GOPers elected to Congress.


3 posted on 05/08/2008 11:28:23 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Man, the hits keep coming...I can’t take this anymore. This is what happens when a political party (GOP) starts emulating the opposition (demonrats). hint hint McCain...


4 posted on 05/08/2008 11:29:35 AM PDT by JerseyRepub (I voted for John Kerry before I voted against him!)
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He blowed up real good... and so did she. Therein lies the rub. :-}


5 posted on 05/08/2008 11:30:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotlineĀ—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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We lose a RINO in a Democrat district. You can bet we lose the seat in November.


6 posted on 05/08/2008 11:31:38 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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I knew he must have been an (R) before I read it simply because she had the kid...


7 posted on 05/08/2008 11:33:25 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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Yeah, the district it’s slightly more D than R now. This used to be Susan Molinari’s seat and Vito won 7 straight elections since Susan quit Congress. We were probably going to loose it anyways...sad though....


8 posted on 05/08/2008 11:34:40 AM PDT by JerseyRepub (I voted for John Kerry before I voted against him!)
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Most of Fossella’s family are still Democrats. The DWI was the horrible thing. The Staten Island Dems have quickly forgotten their favorite catch phrases. “It’s only sex.”; “It’s personal.” “Let’s move on.” Fossella should be punished for the drunk driving. That being said, I hope Staten Island doesn’t get stuck with another Democrat like John Murphy, Sr. of Abscam fame.


9 posted on 05/08/2008 11:35:13 AM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: 1Old Pro

Unfortunately, one of the DemonRat candidates running in the Dem primary for Vito’s seat is a far-Left loon. If he wins and goes on to take over Vito’s seat it will not be good for Staten Island and for the Repub party in Congress.


10 posted on 05/08/2008 11:35:40 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Obama's issues would be better resolved in a psychotherapists office, than in the Oval Office))))
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Something about him makes me think that McGreevey may have had his eye on him too....


11 posted on 05/08/2008 11:36:01 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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Took them only three words to get to Republican.

If he was a d’RAT it might not get mentioned at all.


12 posted on 05/08/2008 11:37:36 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Hillary = Senator Incitatus, Clintigula's whore...er, horse.)
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no hesitation in party ID for this story


13 posted on 05/08/2008 11:38:07 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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At least he’s heterosexual. He sinned, but everyone sins sometimes: Clinton, Vinge (? that Louisiana Republican with the call girls), Spitzer. It doesn’t mean that seat needs to go to the Dems. Just get a strong Repub candidate and if Osama is the Dem candidate and there is a McCain tidal wave he’ll be elected, along with a lot of other Republicans.


14 posted on 05/08/2008 11:39:20 AM PDT by FFranco
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Daily Gotham

I hope it doesn't jeopardize a Nascar proposal for a track on Staten Island. :-)

15 posted on 05/08/2008 11:39:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotlineĀ—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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If he was a dem, he would get applauded and we'd be reading about out-of-wedlock babies are not all that bad and how we should feel bad for the child because it's daddy is a drunk and he needs his job.
16 posted on 05/08/2008 11:40:03 AM PDT by newnhdad
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It’s now John McCain’s fault this guy couldn’t keep it in his pants.?


17 posted on 05/08/2008 11:45:04 AM PDT by Perdogg (Four years of Carter gave us 29 years of Iran; What will Hilabama give us?)
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To: Abathar

“I knew he must have been an (R) before I read it simply because she had the kid...”

Wow, that hits home.


18 posted on 05/08/2008 11:47:53 AM PDT by WOSG (Gameplan: Obama beats Hillary, McCain beats Obama, conservatives beat RINOs)
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To: Ouderkirk
Its sooooo blatant its funny on how these things get reported when its a D vs an R:

Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) said Thursday that he had an extramarital affair that has resulted in a three-year-old daughter in a statement released through a public relations firm.

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who said he was one of Fossella’s closest friends in Congress, said the political future of his New York colleague can be dealt with in due time.

Republican Conference Chairman Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) was more outspoken regarding Fossella’s political future. “If his district is anything like mine, I suspect that it’s over,” he stated. Putnam added that he was not in a position to comment on whether the GOP would be best served if Fossella were to step down so a replacement candidate could be found to run in the strongly Republican district.

“I’m sure that the [National Republican Congressional] Committee is looking at all of their options and trying to find out what Mr. Fossella’s options are and what the best options are for holding onto that seat,” Putnam said.

19 posted on 05/08/2008 11:47:54 AM PDT by icwhatudo
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Maybe he should change his name to Kennedy. Naw wouldn't work. He didn't kill any body. The girl friends still alive.
20 posted on 05/08/2008 11:48:07 AM PDT by JimC214
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