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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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To: JerseyRepub

2 posted on 05/08/2008 11:26:17 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JerseyRepub

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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To: JerseyRepub

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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To: JerseyRepub

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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To: JerseyRepub

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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To: JerseyRepub

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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To: Alter Kaker

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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To: JerseyRepub

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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To: martin_fierro

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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To: JerseyRepub

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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To: JerseyRepub

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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To: JerseyRepub

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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To: JerseyRepub
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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To: JerseyRepub

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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To: newnhdad
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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To: icwhatudo

Good work... place that side-by-each next to a similar story about a democrap and try to find his part affiliation anywhere...


21 posted on 05/08/2008 11:51:05 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: FFranco

"....Vinge (? that Louisiana Republican with the call girls),..."

David Vitter

22 posted on 05/08/2008 11:54:21 AM PDT by Mila
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To: JerseyRepub

He’s a shoe-in to win the Democrat primary to fill the seat he just lost.


23 posted on 05/08/2008 11:56:28 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: JerseyRepub

Hey, Vito is such a strong family value guy, he had TWO families!

What a guy!

What a putz!


24 posted on 05/08/2008 11:57:38 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: martin_fierro

The media will make sure that every living person knows he’s Republican.


25 posted on 05/08/2008 12:11:07 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: RexBeach

You must be reading from the Democratic play book. Every post denegrating Fossella has a recurrent theme (family values). He used to be a Democrat. His family still are Democrats. I guess old habits are hard to break. Especially those nasty ones that Democrats seem to possess.


26 posted on 05/08/2008 12:25:16 PM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: LottieDah

I’m disappointed in the man. The lady who used to hold that seat was a pal of mine.

Looks like the GOP loses another seat. Great.


27 posted on 05/08/2008 12:36:45 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: JerseyRepub

1) Vito did a lot of bad things.
2) He is not a rino. Above the Mason Dixon line you can be JUST so Republican and below it just so Democrat.
3)While the district LOOKS democrat on paper you can ask the five opponents Vito has beaten if it really IS a democrat district. It is not. The democrat registration numbers are city workers who falsly believe they would be at a disadvantage if they registered Republican.
4) With barack mcgovern at the top of the ticket an steve harrison below him the rat has a very tough sell on Staten Island.
5) If Vito steps down and Jim Oddo the mid Island city Councilman steps up he will not have a hard time holding the seat.


28 posted on 05/08/2008 12:44:24 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatives live in the truth. Liberals live in lies.)
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To: JerseyRepub

What a sleazebag!


29 posted on 05/08/2008 12:45:38 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: RexBeach

Fossella had that seat for 12 years. Susan Molinari got it from her dad who got it when John Murphy, Sr. and his pal Murtha were in line to get Abscam bribes. Staten Islanders like Fossella and may forgive the infidelity, they MAY NOT forgive the drunk driving which is WORSE.


30 posted on 05/08/2008 12:50:19 PM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: JerseyRepub; fieldmarshaldj; Cacique; rmlew; AuH2ORepublican
My former congressman, the only Republican representing a NYC-based district, and one of two Republicans left representing downstate.

Amazing, however, how Sue Molinari was able to get away with HER indiscretions for many years.

31 posted on 05/08/2008 12:50:59 PM PDT by Clemenza (I Live in New Jersey for the Same Reason People Slow Down to Look at Car Crashes)
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To: jmaroneps37

As a Staten Islander I agree that a good Republican such as Oddo will win.In recent years Republican have won most island-wide elections.


32 posted on 05/08/2008 12:56:01 PM PDT by ardara
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To: LottieDah; FFranco; newnhdad

True there is a double standard in the media, but I don’t mind having a higher standard than the Democrats. Just because Clinton was an adulterer doesn’t make it OK. And drunk driving is a crime. This guy needs to go do his time, commit to one of these two women and end things with the other, support his children and do a lot of praying. Surely we can find a candidate with better moral standards to run in this district? And why on earth couldn’t we get the senator in Louisiana who was visiting prostitutes to resign? We have a Republican governor there, he could have appointed a more upstanding Republican and the whole party would be stronger. I don’t understand why we keep suporting these guys. We could do so much better.


33 posted on 05/08/2008 1:00:56 PM PDT by CatherinePPP
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To: JerseyRepub

Fashion tip to Mrs. Fossella: Tasteful, Chanel-inspired power suits are all the rage at the inevitable press conference where you stand by your man as he admits to all manner of embarrassing goings on. Pearls are a plus as well.

See: Silda Spitzer, Suzanne Craig, Wendy Vitter, Dina McGreevey, Patty Rowland, etc.


34 posted on 05/08/2008 1:09:19 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: Abathar

How many did Kewesi Mfume (D-MD) have out of wedlock?


35 posted on 05/08/2008 1:11:28 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: OrioleFan

Let’s be fair. Those were all when he was a teenager, long before he ever ran for office. I don’t agree with his politics, but he turned his personal life around. You ever seen to the West side of Baltimore? It’s amazing anybody makes it out of there alive...


36 posted on 05/08/2008 1:21:34 PM PDT by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: OrioleFan

Isn’t he a convicted murderer too? From his gang days?


37 posted on 05/08/2008 1:22:33 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: JerseyRepub
Fossella (NY-R) admits to affair, out-of-wedlock child

It's just a matter of time before the headline reads "Fill-in-the-name brags about affair, out-of-wedlock child"

38 posted on 05/08/2008 1:35:56 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid ... even by congressional standards.)
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To: JerseyRepub

This will not necessarily end his political career. At least 2 presidents (we know of) had illegitimate children: Grover Cleveland (D) and Harding (R). Rumors that the children existed circulated at the time of their elections but did not destroy their political careers.


39 posted on 05/08/2008 3:18:33 PM PDT by FFranco
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Maybe not....

But it SHOULD be.

40 posted on 05/08/2008 3:25:27 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart is darker than the devil's riding boots.................)
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To: Osage Orange

Why?


41 posted on 05/08/2008 3:44:54 PM PDT by FFranco
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To: FFranco

You have to ask?


42 posted on 05/08/2008 3:51:47 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart is darker than the devil's riding boots.................)
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To: Osage Orange

It seems unrealistic to expect our politicians to have never sinned, even to have never committed sexual wrongdoings. Here are some examples in addition to Cleveland and Harding:

Jefferson (children with Sally Hemmings, not absolutely proved, but there is plenty of evidence), FDR (his mistress was with him when he died), Eisenhower (Kay Sommersby), Kennedy (fillandering well established), LBJ (well established), Nixon (no known sexual wrongdoing, but plenty of sinning), Carter (same as Nixon as far as sex, but he ‘sinned in his heart’), Reagan (divorced, Patti Reagan Davis apparently conceived before marriage to Nancy Davis), Clinton (goes without saying), GW Bush (alcoholic, apparently former playboy). Truman and GHW Bush: can’t think of anything specific, but must have sinned some time,

If we demand that our politicians should be totally pure, we won’t find anyone who can meet that criterion.


43 posted on 05/08/2008 4:28:12 PM PDT by FFranco
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To: FFranco
We aren't TALKING ABOUT EVER SINNING!!

We are talking about sinning while in office. If I was CFO of a public company...and I was arrested for DUI....do you think I would continue to hold my job!?

Hells bells.....I couldn't run for office based on my past! And nobody I know could.

I'm not referring to PAST history.....I am expecting my elected officials to conduct themselves in a legal and moral way, at least while in office. Although that would be minimal.

Those are my standards.

I would hope that the majority agree with me.........

44 posted on 05/08/2008 4:41:17 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The U.N. has your interests at heart.............../s)
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To: Osage Orange

Many of the cases I cited above include sexual wrongdoing while IN office, yet they were good presidents.

Don’t we all sin almost every day? I know I do, and I would find it hard to believe anyone, politician or not, who claimed he/she didn’t.


45 posted on 05/08/2008 4:49:37 PM PDT by FFranco
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To: FFranco
Are you a democrat?

Because you reason like one........

46 posted on 05/08/2008 4:56:50 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The U.N. has your interests at heart.............../s)
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To: Osage Orange

I am Not a Democrat. I think you are being unrealistic. I vote for the person I consider best qualified to perform the duties of the office and don’t worry about their state of grace.

And if a CEO, otherwise well qualified, is fired because of being picked up for DUI, that’s a mistake on the part of those who fire him.


47 posted on 05/08/2008 5:09:33 PM PDT by FFranco
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To: LottieDah

” I guess old habits are hard to break. Especially those nasty ones that Democrats seem to possess.”

Doesn’t seem to be much difference between the parties, when it comes to sexual (mis)conduct.


48 posted on 05/08/2008 5:36:35 PM PDT by onguard
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To: FFranco
And if a CEO, otherwise well qualified, is fired because of being picked up for DUI, that’s a mistake on the part of those who fire him.

Well we will have to agree to disagree. Although I will meet you half-way.....I would want to know the circumstances.

But I hold my elected officials to higher standards, as IMO should you. And would HOPE they would at the very least offer to resign.

Enough said..........

49 posted on 05/08/2008 5:53:18 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The U.N. has your interests at heart.............../s)
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To: onguard

There isn’t much of a difference. I think in order to go into politics requires selling your soul. For the most part all politicians do that. The only difference is how much of their souls they sell. Some of them only sell the parts that make disappoint their constituents. Others sell their souls and the security of their country along with it. Depressing isn’t it?


50 posted on 05/08/2008 6:47:27 PM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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