Vito Fossella Not Inspired by Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner

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Vito Fossella when in Congress. (Photo: Getty)

A scandal-scarred former congressman is running for mayor. A fallen ex-governor is running for comptroller. But Vito Fossella, a former congressman who has mused about his political return since becoming embroiled in his own sex scandal, says he isn’t planning to follow in the footsteps of Democrats Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer.

Nevertheless, Mr. Fosella, a Staten Island Republican, seemed to leave the door open to a future bid for public office.  Continue reading “Vito Fossella Not Inspired by Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner”

How the Petraeus Scandal Played Out on the Front Pages of NYC’s Tabloids

The headline writers at New York City’s tabloids are great artisans and sex scandals are often the inspiration for their finest masterpieces. Therefore, it should come as no surprise the ongoing saga over former CIA Director David Petraeus’ affair engulfed an increasing number of outside players, it also yielded a bounty of especially hilarious tabloid headlines. While more staid publications like The New York Times have gone with headlines like “Petraeus Steps Down as CIA Chief, Saying He Had Affair,” this has been the New York Daily News and New York Post’s time to shine.

Click through our slideshow for a collection of their work.