I used to work in the Brooklyn portion of Rep. Vito Fossella’s (R-N.Y.) district. Everyone in Bay Ridge loved him back then, even the liberals. He was the nice Italian boy with the pretty Irish wife.
It’s been very sad to watch the man’s life fall apart gradually since then, and now quite suddenly this week. Based on his statement, I really think he’s run his last race for Congress, although he has much bigger things to deal with than that.