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.
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.