Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Don Draper of Staten Island

Vito Fossella is back! And this time it's not in some second rate town hall meeting its on NY1 - and it's on tonight!

"The lesson learned, in large part, is to do the right thing, when you can," Vito said on NY1.

Vito appeared genuine and remorseful and dapper as always which brings us to our main theme:

Vito Fossella is Don Draper.

Think about it, his behavior is deplorable. He maintained a secret side-relationship. He likes to drink -- a shit-ton. And the guy even looks like the Mad Men character.

But, here is the important similarity: We still love the guy. How could you not?

He is sincere. He is a family man. He looks damn good. We can identify with his plight.

He just wants to help, make the Island a better place.

Maybe there is something in his past. Something that haunts him. Maybe one day we will find out what that something is -- in the next season??

We hope there will be a 'next season' for Vito, because, to be honest, Staten Island is not the same without him. He is just the sort of divisive partisan that could explain this whole health care reform issue, boil it down to a simple talking point that Islanders can understand and then unite against it.

We need you Vito, please, come home.


  1. Nah, Vito is last season's entertainment. It's time for him to step aside and let a new generation of corrupt and amusing politicians take center stage.

  2. I like the comparison! I'll never forget being at Mike's Place circa about '94/'95 and seeing Vito Fossella walk in. I was with a large group of friends and we're like "VITO" so he comes over, doing his diligence towards potential young voters to say hello and whatnot. He says "are you all registered to vote?" and I say "yes, I'm a republican. Didn't you JUST switch parties?" and he walked away. Playing the politician's game from the beginning- oh Vito Fossella.

  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuizGGYPMwg