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

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

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Don't call it a comeback

In the Political Animal column at Washington Monthly today's CHUTZPAH WATCH covers Fossella's desire to be the joke that never ends;

Fossella sure has been looking the part of interested potential political candidate. In the past week or so, he has attended an area Lincoln Day Dinner, read to school children in his district -- complete with a photo-op -- and participated in the opening of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign office.

I almost hope he runs for something and brings his "family values" platform with him. And don't wander off just yet we have Fossella's new DUI trail slated for April 13-14.

This isn't complicated: conservative Republican + lurid extra-marital affair + secret love child + DUI + jail time + frequent lies = limited electoral viability. A good story for a melodrama? Sure. A good story for a disgraced congressman thinking about a comeback? Not so much.

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