Well, color us incorrect! Earlier today we tut-tutted the tabloids for jumping to conclusions about the future of congressman Vito Fossella after his drunk-driving arrest last week. But, it turns out, they were totally right. Fosella did have a love child with the “mystery woman” he was recklessly racing to meet that night. From a statement released by his office earlier today:
“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.”
In addition to guessing at the love child and assuming that Fossella’s marriage was over, the Post and the Daily News also projected that his political career was over. After this news, we’re guessing they were right on that front, too.