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

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

Friday, November 03, 2006

Fossella and Bush

via Brooklyn Papers;

Fossella also predicted that “the window [of American involvement] is closing.”

He wants to stay put until that happens.

“From Day One, I’ve said, ‘Let’s finish the job, let’s do it right, let’s give our troops the tools they need.’ ”

This despite voting against providing them with health care coverage via Tricare.

Fossella’s sunny forecast not only contradicts Democratic challenger Steve Harrison, who has sought from the outset to make Fossella’s strong support of the Bush-led occupation a campaign issue.

It also flies in the face of what’s become conventional political wisdom, as Republican candidates across the country distance themselves from both Bush and his war.

With Republicans such as Tennessee Senate candidate Bob Corker and New Jersey hopeful Tom Kean Jr. saying that the U.S. needs to get out of Iraq quickly, Fossella echoed the Administration’s rhetoric:

This in addition to Rep. Shays (R-CT) and Sen. Hagel (R-NE) who have both called for a timed withdraw.

But the closing remarks by Stephen Harrison are by far the best;

“We will ‘lit drop’ every single home in the entire district, we’re doing robo calls [including separate ones from Bill Clinton and his senator wife], and on Election Day, people will be everywhere,” he said.

“We can do it. Fossella has no message. He’s an absence of message. He’s just trying to hold on now.”

If you are sitting around this weekend give the Harrison headquarters a call and see how you can volunteer.

Staten Island: 718-720-8683
Brooklyn: 718-836-0760


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