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Cocaine Addicted Dem Mayor Refuses To Resign

From the DNC’s Associated Press:

Bridgeport Mayor John Fabrizi is shown in a file photo from June 16, 2006, in New Britain, Conn. Adversaries called on Fabrizi to resign Monday, June 19, 2006, while supporters urged him to specifically address allegations he used cocaine.

Bridgeport Mayor Admits Using Cocaine

Bridgeport Mayor Admits Using Cocaine While in Office, Says He Hopes to Keep His Job


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. Jun 20, 2006 (AP)— Mayor John M. Fabrizi publicly admitted Tuesday that he had abused cocaine while in office and said he wanted to apologize "to all the people of the city."

The admission followed the inadvertent court filing of an FBI document in which an alleged drug dealer claimed an associate had a videotape of the mayor using cocaine.

In a tearful speech to about 200 city employees in City Council chambers Tuesday, Fabrizi said he had not used drugs in 18 months and had sought help for a drug addiction that he had hoped to handle privately.

"I thought that these were personal, private matters to me and my family, that I could deal with these issues with my family and myself," Fabrizi said. "I now recognize my actions affected many others, and I want to apologize to my family, my friends, and all of the people of the city of Bridgeport for my actions, my past actions."

Fabrizi, a Democrat who took office after former Mayor Joseph Ganim was convicted of corruption in 2003, said he hopes to move forward and continue running Connecticut’s largest city."

Well, the AP almost made it through the whole story without mentioning Fabrizi’s party affiliation. But we could have easily guessed once we saw that he isn’t going to resign.

Democrats almost never resign, no matter how heinous their crimes. Why should they?

Case in point, the aforementioned Joeseph Ganim, who (surprise, surprise) is also a Democrat.

Ganim only resigned as Bridgeport’s mayor eight days after his felony conviction for racketeering, extortion and general corruption. He is now serving nine years in a federal penitentiary.

But do a search on Ganim’s name. Again, most of the articles about him barely note his party affiliation, if they mention it at all.

The media only hounds Republicans. Never the members of the party of their masters. Besides, everyone knows the GOP is the party of corruption.

The media has told us so for years.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 20th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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