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

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Vito Fossella Arrest News Roundup, Part IV

I need to get this out a little early tonight, a lot of things to cover...

Vito Fossella losing his seat in Congress for all the wrong reasonsDown With Tyranny
Fossella to call it quits?, Swing State Project

Fossella about to be forced out by his own party
NY-13: Fossella on the Ropes, Swing State Project
Fossella’s Future in Doubt, Roll Call

Privately, however, political leaders and operatives on both sides of the aisle were beginning to express doubt that Fossella can serve out the remainder of his term - let alone remain politically viable in November.

"I think the realization is beginning to sink in that he can't last," said one Washington, D.C., Republican. [...]

Vito still shaking the money tree, Advance;

Fossella said last week that he would not resign from office, but has not stated that he will remain a candidate for re-election this fall.

After Fossella’s D.W.I. Arrest, District Is Puzzled and Torn

Her husband, Andrew, 34, said he would not vote for Mr. Fossella again. “I mean, someone who’s a politician like that is usually gunning for other people doing something wrong,” he said. “I wouldn’t vote for him again.”

Troubled GOP Rep. Fossella On His Way Out?, Washington Post;

GOP aides speaking on the condition of anonymity said they expected Fossella would announce imminently that he won't seek reelection. But Fossella spokesman Craig Donner tells the Sleuth that no announcement or press conference is planned.

Problems Mounting For Embattled Fossella, CBS2

Is Fossella the father?
Omerta on Vito 'baby talk', NY Post

Fay's flurry of calls is designed to shore up a wall of silence since details of her relationship with Fossella emerged when she curiously signed him out of jail after his arrest for drunk driving in Alexandria, Va. last Thursday, the relative said.

When he was stopped, "the subject stated that he was driving down from Washington D.C. to Grimm St. because his daughter was sick and needed to go to the hospital," the police report said.

Fay lives on Grimm Drive.

Vito Fossella told cops he was on way to see 'my sick kid' at mystery gal's address, Daily News
Fossella Scandal at "Highly Inappropriate Question" Phase, Gothamist

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