Representative Vito Fossella met with his Staten Island constituents yesterday in a D.C. meeting. The Advance reports that members of the Staten Island Board of Realtors met with the embattled Congressman, who canceled a meeting with Staten Island Chamber of Commerce representatives on Wednesday.
SIBOR president Susan Carpenter told the Advance, "We talked about Island health care and that crisis, and we talked about light rail and everything the Realtors support in moving our Island into the future...He appeared to be in good spirits and we had some community laughs with him." Community laughs? Like chuckles over how his wife is probably devastated by news that her husband (and father of three children) has a girlfriend and 3-year-old daughter in Virginia?
The Daily News reports that some lawmakers' wives noticed Fossella and former House military liaison Laura Fay "ogling" each other during a trip. The wives complained to Republican leaders--a source said, "They don't like home wreckers."