Sunday, May 11, 2008

One question

Why hasn't he resigned already?
Vito Fossella's admission that he fathered a love child exposed another of his lies: He had told his girlfriend he was separated from his wife, the Daily News learned
Retired Air Force Col. Laura Fay told those around her recently that the Staten Island congressman had split with his wife, Mary Pat, one source said.
"Fay thought - up until the release of the statement - that Fossella was separated," said the source, who is familiar with the relationship.
The source said Fay learned of the lie when a friend who saw a draft of Fossella's statement realized it didn't say he was separated.
Fossella, who has always stressed "family values," admitted Thursday in the statement that he fathered Fay's 3-year-old daughter during an illicit affair.
The revelation came a week after he was charged with drunken driving in Alexandria, Va., and seemed to tear apart the family.
Let's face it: When the phrases "love child," "illicit affair" and "drunken driving" occur in the space of six paragraphs about one congressman, that story is eventually going to end with "resigned in disgrace." Some scandals are survivable; this isn't one of them. Why is Fosella delaying the inevitable?

UPDATE: Just got an answer:
GOP strategists are debating whether he should resign or announce that he will not seek reelection in November.
"GOP strategists"! Your married Catholic congressman fathers a love child and gets busted for drunk driving, and you need "GOP strategists" to tell you what he should do? This reminds of the "GOP strategists" who thought Bob Ney could try to hang on in Ohio. Instead, he waited until August 2006 to announce he wouldn't seek re-election, and helped drag down the entire Ohio Republican Party with him.

OK, if only "GOP strategists" are allowed to participate in this discussion, I hereby declare myself a "GOP strategist": Vito Fossella should have resigned long ago, but at this point, first thing tomorrow morning will suffice.

1 comment:

  1. Now you know why a LOT of intelligent folks are not "Republican," but "Conservative."