This has been a tough week for Congressmen with zipper problems--and other assorted woes.
All of the Congressional sleaze reminds me of some topics that are going to become a big part of our Legal Schnauzer tale, particularly the part in our story about my termination from UAB.
On the Democratic side, we have the charming Tim Mahoney of Florida, who apparently paid a former employee and mistress $121,000 in hush money when she threatened to sue him. Another mistress has surfaced, the FBI is sniffing around because of possible misuse of public funds, and it looks like Democrats are going to throw Mahoney under the electoral bus.
That seems like a good idea, considering that the Palm Beach Post has rescinded its endorsement of Mahoney and a new Republican poll shows Mahoney now trailing his GOP opponent, Tom Rooney, by 26 points. Mahoney had been leading until his sleazy activities began to surface.
Republicans have been trying to take advantage of the Mahoney mess, but they have a little problem of their own. GOP Rep. Vito Fossella of New York faces a court appearance today in Alexandria, Virginia, on a drunk driving charge.
Fossella agreed not to run for re-election this year after news about his sex scandal surfaced. The married Congressman was having an affair and had an out-of-wedlock child with the woman.
Under Virginia law, Fossella could face jail time if convicted on the DUI charge. And the trial got off to an inauspicious start for the Congressman today.
Hmmm, let's see . . . drunk driving, abuse of taxpayer dollars, extramarital escapades, sex scandals. I've been conducting research on a number of folks who appear to have played a role in my unlawful termination at UAB. And based on my research, all of these subjects, and other juicy nuggets, will soon become part of our Legal Schnauzer story.
You won't want to miss it.