NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Vito working hard for ski trips, er funding

A break from the voting numbers. Today we look at Vito Fossella's campaign site where he is an independent. And by independent we mean a Republican scared of his own party and his own voting record.

Under his About Vito section we get this great talking point:

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Vito remained a key leader on national security issues. He wrote the bill to the end pork-barrel distribution of homeland security and bioterrorism funding, which would send hundreds of millions of additional dollars to New York City.

Maybe this is just recycled text. Or maybe he has already forgotten that he is so inept as a member of Congress that homeland security funding for NYC was slashed by $83 million this year, a 40% reduction. Of course there was no pork-barrel distribution of homeland security funding.

Via ABC News we find out that the list of terror targets in Indiana effecting the calculation of its funding includes a popcorn factory. A petting zoo in Alabama. A parade in Tennessee.

"I think it's funny," Lehman said. "I think it's some kind of mistake."

The popcorn business is basically a barn in a cornfield with five employees.

"The last news people who were looking for us drove right by us," Lehman said. "They couldn't find us."

Vito Fossella skis while Indiana gets our homeland security funding.


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