Breaking: Congressman Vito Fossella admits child is his
According to a statement just released:
"I have had a relationship with Laura Fay, with whom I have a three-year-old daughter.
"My personal failings and imperfections have caused enormous pain to the people I love and I am truly sorry.
"While I understand that there will be many questions, including those about my political future, making any political decisions right now are furthest from my mind.
"Over the coming weeks and months, I will to continue to do my job and I will work hard to heal the deep wounds I have caused."
Wow. Fossella was picked up drunk driving last week and told officers he was going to pick up his daughter, even though he was far from his home but near the home of Fay.
What was believed to have just been a lame excuse turns out to have been technically correct. Sources tell us that reporters did the math--Faye broke up with her husband five years ago, met Fossella three years ago, wouldn't reveal who the father was, etc. etc. and pieced this one together.
Fossella of course, has a lovely family on Staten Island, where he serves as a congressman, one of the few Republicans in the House in the entire northeast.
Yesterday the lefty blogosphere was abuzz with the notion that due to the DWI, and likely jail time for Fossella, this was a strong opportunity to pick up a seat.
We'll follow this throughout the day. In the meantime, let the Fossella deathwatch begin?