As if the Republicans did not have enough troubles in the upcoming elections, news of the lone conservative, Republican congressman from New York City, Vito Fossella, being arrested for DUI, or DWI, and the revelation of not just having an affair but a daughter as the result of said affair is making retaking the House of Representatives an even more herculean task http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/10/nyregion/10fossella.html?ex=1368158400&en=af8147969a0e3968&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink.
Mr. Fossella is just following the disturbing pattern of many a congressman that set in motion the Democrat takeover of the House in 2006.
The list is sad and disturbing.
Lets start with Don Sherwood. He was a congressman from Pennsylvania. Not only was he a womanizer, but he liked to choke his mistress. Needless to say, he is no longer a congressman.
And lets stay in Pennsylvania.
Now former congressman Curt Weldon was accused of taking bribes. Now, he is gone.
Down in Florida, there is the child, gay pervert and, guess what? Yes, former congressman Mark Foley. He liked to IM young boys who were congressional pages wanting to know very disturbing things that said boys were doing, even encouraging them to have phone sex. And, Mr. Foley was on a committee that was investigating child predators. Must have been some research!
Then there was former Republican House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay. Now, in his defense, the Texas prosucutor was going after him for purely political reasons. But, the pressure was too much and he resigned congress. And, his seat was lost. Of course, Mr. DeLay is not being prosucted at this point and the case looks like it is not going to trial anytime soon.
Ahh, but here in California, like everything else, the case of excess and humiliation is the case of former Vietnam war naval pilot and hero Randy "Duke" Cunningham. He took so much in bribe money from defense contractors that he is actually sitting in a prison cell as you read this post.
And, let us not forget the king of the perverts, Sen. Larry "Happy Feet" Craig and his trolling for gay sex in a toilet at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.
On this case of seemingly endless Republican congressional malfeasence, our presumptive presidential candidate, Sen. John "F--- You" McCain is beyond correct. The House, and the Senate need a cleaning. It is the corruption and the losing of the Republican way that lost the congressional majorities.
And now, Vito from Staten Island not only may be a drunk, but a womanizer and father of an illegitamate daughter. What a trifecta!
The New York Post
says it all. It is time for Vito to go.
And, I hope that Sen. "F--- You" McCain does address this stain on the Republican name.
It is time to return to principles and to find good and decent people to remember those principles when they are elected to any office they run for.
Republicans should not be running to just change the names and play the same games as the Democrats. It is expected that the Democrats are going to be corrupt. Republicans began and are best as a reform party.
Time for Sen. McCain and the Republicans to remember what had made them the majority party. It is not choking, drunken, womanizing, bribe-takers. It is men and women who have a vision for the United States that is a reforming vision.