Rep. Vito Fossella (R-NY) got caught driving drunk last week. And not just drunk - really really drunk - more than twice the legal limit. Still, it's not a sex scandal, so it doesn't even register on the Cynics' Party Diaper Scale.
We all know you get one phone call if you get arrested. The question now is why Fossella, whose campaign manager lived near the police station, didn't call him. Instead, he called the woman you see above - Laura Fay. Fossella is a married father of three.
Fay and Fossella attended an Air Force-sponsored dinner in Britain on July 27, 2003, with dozens of other guests for then-House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.). Documents show Fossella was one of only two members of Congress whose spouses' names were not listed on a guest roster.
D.C. insiders questioned why Fossella called Fay instead of chief of staff Thomas Quaadman, who lives in Alexandria.
"I don't get it. I don't know what he was thinking," a GOP source snapped.
So stay tuned - we may get a sex scandal out of this yet.
Vito Fossella's Relationship With 'Mystery Woman' Under Scrutiny [NY Daily News]