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BEST REPUBLICAN COMEUPPANCE: Vito Fossella
Last October, Staten Island’s Republican congressman was convicted of driving under the influence in a scandal that went on to unearth a secret family, including a mistress and out-of-wedlock child. A family values-preaching Republican who turns out to be a fraud? Gasp! The brouhaha resulted in a Democratic victory for a district that hadn’t gone blue in nearly 30 years, and the unctuous Vito spending five days behind bars. The only losers here are his wife and three kids. Jerk.