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Monday, May 12, 2008

Guiding Light Would Reject This Script

It looked like the Vito Fossella story was pretty standard - a politician has an affair with a woman while in Washington, and has a kid with her. This has been happening since Washington became Washington. But there were a few notable twists in this tale.

First of all, not only did the wife not know about the mistress, but the mistress didn't know about the wife:

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 Friday.

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.

So the wife might leave him AND the mistress might leave him. One person that isn't leaving is ... Vito Fossella.

Reports that Rep. Vito Fossella’s (R-N.Y.) resignation is imminent are incorrect, according to the lawmaker’s public relations firm.

A spokesperson at O'Reilly Strategic Communications told The Hill that Fossella has no public appearances planned this weekend and that he spent Friday with his family on Staten Island.

I know I'll go big-time when my own public relations firm talks to the media to deny rumors.

Meanwhile, it turns out that this guy is 31 flavors of hypocrite:

Vito Fossella built a career as a staunch "family values" pol, polishing his image in his predominantly Catholic district with a string of anti-gay votes.

He even shuns his gay sister, Victoria Fossella, refusing to go to family events if she and her partner attend, a source close to the family said [...]

As congressman, Fossella voted to prohibit any funding for joint adoptions by gay couples.

He has voted for the Marriage Protection Amendment, a federal prohibition on gay marriage.

He also demanded housing funds be held back from San Francisco unless it repealed its domestic partnership law.

Victoria Fossella is openly gay and marched in Staten Island's gay pride parade with her partner, according to an article published in Gay City News.

She adopted twins who were delivered by her partner, according to the story.

"She is known in the gay community and she is known in the gay community as an out lesbian," Adrian said.

The guy's so into the family values thing that he shuns his own sister, and yet he goes ahead and lies to everyone in his life and believes so much in the sanctity of marriage that he holds down two families (that makes him TWICE the marriage defender!).

Wow, what an a-hole.

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