Despite the personal mistakes I have made, I am touched by the outpouring of support and encouragement I have received from so many people. Their kind words and prayers during this difficult time mean more to me than I can express. And while many have urged me to run for re-election, I believe this course of action is best for my family and our community.
Fossella Is Said to Be Ending Re-election Bid
I live in Brooklyn, and I know many people from the area, and many who now live in Staten Island.
I know many liberals who have settled here from elsewhere, and many Reagan-Democrats-turned-Republican originally from Brooklyn who relocated to Staten Island to cash-in on the real estate boom and get away from the blacks and the yuppies; I know Jews and Catholics and Muslims and those with no religious affiliation; I know gay people and straight people and married people and single people; I know immigrants and native-born Americans, and I haven't heard one of them say that Fossella should run for re-election.
Every single person I have spoken to says the same thing: he's a hypocrite, he should step-down, he should get out of the way, he is hurting the party. So, I am not sure who these people are that Fossella says encourage him to run for re-election. Perhaps it's his staff who are urging him to run.
Fossella will never be punished for his behavior. Perhaps he will spend five days in jail for drunk-driving; but perhaps he will not. He will easily afford supporting his extra family, and will likely be allowed to use his Washington connections to work as a lobbyist, and will earn more money after being disgraced than he has as an elected official.
Unless those right-wingers who control the country (and insist they are concerned with family-values) decide to honor those values and shun him -- one of their own who has been exposed as a philanderer and a drunk, a common criminal.
Unlikely, I know, because they are all hypocrites; but just imagine for a moment that these right-wingers would turn on one of their own and leave him jobless and without any connections.
If you really are concerned about families and family-values, then people like Fossella are the last people you should vote for; Republicans are the last people you should vote for. The right-wing continually proves that they are all talk and no action when it comes to families and family-values.