It was no suprise that King would come out and demand the resignation of DEMOCRAT Eliot Spitzer but support REPUBLICAN Vito Fossella.
King was up in arms over Spitzer and was one of the more vocal and vicious attackers. Now with Fossella, he is in a very forgiving mood. King is even angry that other republicans are ready to cut Vito loose... "To me, it's putting a knife in the back of a good guy who's made a mistake."
Yeah, "a mistake."
Which "mistake" is King talking about?
1) Drunk Driving with a .17 BAC
3) Out of wedlock child
King who was relentless about Spitzer is a big cuddly bear about Fossella "King said Republicans "who are supposed to be his friends" should be giving the Staten Island-Brooklyn Republican "the time and opportunity to make that decision" -- whether to resign, to serve out his term but leave afterward or to stay in office and seek another term -- "himself."
"He's entitled to an interval of decency without having this constant pressure coming from his own party," King said of his friend charged with drunken driving in a Virginia suburb."
King has been trying to split hairs saying Spitzer "broke the law" by hiring a prostitute... so what exactly is blowing a .17 BAC? Oh yeah, "a mistake."
And FYI, Adultery is illegal in Virginia.
And how is Vito a "good guy" when he cheated on his wife and had a child with his girlfriend?
Where was Vito going to be when the child grows up? Would he have been a part of her life? Would he ever have publically acknowledged her as his daughter?
No Peter, Fossella has not been a "good guy." And I doubt if he hadn't been caught, he would never have been a "good guy" to his daughter.
Remember, Fossella whole-heartedly supported the Defense of Marriage Act and then voted for a Constitutional Amendment that would enshrine anti-gay legislation denying same-sex couples from getting married. Because, you know, he wants to defend the "sanctity of marriage" and all that.
King tells NewsRadio880 "When he is trying to put things back together, trying to alleviate some of the pain, there is no need for people in his own party to be adding to that. He doesn't need them to tell him he has to make a decision. He knows he has to make a decision,"
What is the "pain?" That he now has to acknowledge his child?
And last week, he was feeling no pain as he partied hard and decided he was okay to drive.
And King's defense of Vito on WCBS "I'm certainly pretty close to Vito. I had never heard of Laura Fay. I certainly didn't know anything about the child. We would be with each other a lot. I never saw him drink too much, I never heard him talk about other women, I never heard him say anything but positive things about his family."
So what we get from this is that either King is lying or Fossella spent no time with his daughter and one night last week decided for the first time ever that after drinking all night he would drive drunk.
King is also saying that Rep. John Boehner, the republican leader in the House is suddenly NOT not supporting Fossella "He goes, 'no, no, I didn't,' " King said, referring to Boehner. He said Boehner added: "That's not at all what I meant."
In the end, King can't even say if he has an opinion on his DWI friend "I probably do but I'm not going to say it now."