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“The Irrelevant One” Craig “Easton” [sic] Attacks Fossella About Past: CBS News

May 21, 2010

Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig “The Irrelevant One” Eaton (known to CBS News as “Craig Easton”) went on the attack against the return of Vito Fossella to the 13th Congressional District race:

NEW YORK (CBS) ― Former Congressman Vito Fossella was arrested on drunk-driving charges and fathered a child out of wedlock, but that didn’t stop the executive committee of the Staten Island Republican Party from selecting him as their nominee to run for his old seat this year.

It’s still unclear if Fossella will actually make the race.

It was just two years ago that drunk driving and adultery drove Fossella from office.

“I’ve embarrassed my family,” Fossella told the media on May 8, 2008.

But now Vito’s back and buoyed by the fact that Staten Island Republicans want him as their man to unseat Democratic Congressman Michael

McMahon. Friends said it might happen.

“I was talking with Vito Fossella this afternoon. Vito is very seriously considering the race for Congress,” said Rep. Peter King, R-Long Island.

Congressman King said Fossella remains a popular candidate in Staten Island.

“The personal issues Vito will have to resolve for himself, with his family. I think from a political point of view I think Vito is by far the strongest Republican candidate we can have,” Rep. King said.

The district represents voters in Staten Island and Brooklyn. Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Easton told CBS 2 HD Fossella’s not his candidate and voters will have no choice but to consider his past.

“It’s already out there — the love child, the arrest for DWI. That’s all out there. I mean that’s all been factored into the equation already,” Easton said.

Republican candidate Michael Grimm, backed by Rudy Giuliani, welcomed Fossella into the race, but took a backhanded shot at him, saying his goal is, “To make sure everyone knows what I stand for which, again, is change, getting rid of this corruption, this culture in Washington.”

The reaction on the street to Fossella’s possible return to politics was mixed. “Yes, I would,” Geraldine McMahon said when asked if she’d vote for Fossella. “He made a mistake, but he’s good for Staten Island.”

“I don’t think he should be running because of his behavior. DWI and extramarital affairs, that kind of behavior, we don’t need,” Ron Meisels added.

“We shouldn’t hire people because of their personal life because we all have skeletons in our closet,” Vilma Manceno added.

Even if Fossella does decide to run he’s got a mighty big problem. Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long told CBS 2 HD he’s going to back Grimm.

Friends said Fossella will make a decision by early next week.


Mr. Chairman, how about you get your house in order before you start judging Mr. Fossella.

Many of your cabal’s actions have been both morally and politically reprehensible, and your mismanagement of funds of our party has been stunning.

Perhaps you’ve never been introduced to this biblical quote from Luke:

Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.

They don’t teach that at the Cathedral Club? I would think they would.

And last time I checked, even your favorite State Senator Marty Golden had his own run-ins with the law and controversial events occur in his life. Even more rumors fly around his district about further alleged inappropriate conduct. Shouldn’t those be taken into account when considering his character just as much as Mr. Fossella’s?

I think so.

Of course, Mr. Fossella has admitted his own personal issues, and it’s true that we here at Atlas have not always agreed with him.

But before you start throwing stones, Mr. Chairman, maybe you should consider the party’s sins under your own leadership. Then you’ll begin to realize you’re in no position to judge.

  1. Lora permalink
    May 21, 2010 2:24 pm

    Now The Jig is going after “lifelong homemakers,” showing their utter contempt for mothers who stay at home and take care of their children. I thought this was an excellent example of the kind of family values the Jig is trampling on. I mean they go after people’s children, livelihoods, race, ethnicity, religion, freedom of speech, sexual orientation, and job status.

    They’ve allows sexual predators to comment on underage children. They make up rambling stories that don’t even resemble reality.

    This is what they do.

    Let it be known that The Jig is CHAIRMAN EATON’S APPROVED BLOG. He has allowed this blog to go on and has taken no affirmative steps to stop their outpouring of lies and falsehoods against mothers, children and fellow Republicans.

    I guess he can’t take the heat. Then get out of the kitchen, Craig. Don’t let your minions disparage hard-working mothers and fellow Republicans you don’t agree with.

    Act like a man and take control of your house. Stop whining and acting like the political wimp you are. Man up!

    Oh, and Gerry O’Brien, I know you don’t have any kids of your own. Maybe you couldn’t have any or maybe you didn’t want any. I don’t know. But can you really be that heartless to go after other people’s children and to go after mothers?

    It’s cruel and untrue…but I guess that’s characteristically you, isn’t it?

    Good thing no one takes you seriously anymore.

    Kiss kiss…

  2. CONNECT ... THE .... DOTS ..... permalink
    May 21, 2010 6:25 pm

    Best thing I’ve seen in weeks on TJIUA:

    “I have some questions said…

    ‘I heard Mike Allegretti say that he received the unanimous endorsement of the Brooklyn GOP Executive Committee….


    …Something isn’t right here.’”

    And what was the Marty Golden vote?

    (Connect the dots) F… ..U, guys! (Whichever “SIDE” you thought you were on)

  3. What Will the 49th Petitions Look Like? permalink
    May 21, 2010 9:19 pm

    The question begs what will the LaGuardia Club petition look like:

    My guess: Paladino, DioGuardi, Allegretti, [Golden*], Regina-Potter


    * In the works, but Marty has to deliver; (so far not so good, Marty, in fact, pretty bad) [Jeff Krauss, yeah or nay?].

  4. First Report From The SW Brooklyn Republican Opposition permalink
    May 22, 2010 3:00 pm

    What could the KCRP Executive Committee have been thinking last week?

    At SWBRO headquarters at [CENSORED for Security Concerns] our leadership cadre was told that a while back Marty Golden and Mike Allegretti came to the 49th AD LaGuardia Club seeking support in the 2010 election cycle (petitioning, endorsements, etc.). Simple conditions were expressed by that club’s screening committee, and reportedly BOTH candidates made commitments to use their “best efforts” to see to it that the issues raised concerning the KCRP leadership’s handling of the 49th AD would be taken care of to the satisfaction of the LaGuardia Club.

    Instead of any show of “good faith” to the 49th AD Regular Republican Organization, KCRP Chairman Crazy-Craig Eaton once again showed that nuttiest of the lunatics rule in HIS Brooklyn Republican Party.

    At the meeting on May 19th, the KCRP Execs considered an obviously “out of order” motion to “endorse” a candidate for the NYS Assembly in the 49th AD other than the candidate properly selected under the KCRP rules (The Republican County Law Committee Chairman, KA, apparently reversed his earlier position as to the legitimacy of any such “endorsement” under the Party Rules).

    In addition, Clorinda Annarumo, always the sharpest serpent’s tooth, now in her final fifteen months as Republican State Committee-person, delivered a vitriolic attack, quite fitting for her discredited old boss, Bobby baby-ducks DiCarlo. It seems that Clorinda still has her panties in a twist that Arnaldo had defeated Bobby as leader in the 49th AD back in 1993, right before Clorinda’s old baby-ducks lost the Republican County Leadership to Arthur Bramwell.

    It seems that once every generation the KCRP leadership needs to be completely weeded and the deep-rooted weeds upturned. Clorinda is as deep-rooted an old weed as exists in any God-forsaken patch in Brooklyn; she really needs to be plucked badly and the Seergy Club needs another major ass-kicking in a Republican Primary (Seergy members are now so used to ass-kicking by Democrats they seem to like it).

    As a simple slogan for the “Southwest Brooklyn Republican Opposition” we suggest, “1993 in the 49th– 2011 in the 46th” (We wonder who Roy Antoun will pick to be Clorinda’s successor?)


    Mike and Marty, may your campaigns flourish; also, be sure to tell “Greg Easton” and Clorinda A. “Thank You” for a job well done on your behalf at the KCRP Executive Meeting.

  5. Craig Eaton, Blowhard Esq., egomaniac who likes to toot his own horn permalink
    May 23, 2010 6:22 am

    In his dinner remarks, Eaton told the crowd, “You continue to be part of the largest reorganization of a county Republican committee in decades, and the funds we raise this evening will enable us to move forward with our aggressive agenda. This agenda includes reaching out to every corner of the borough to energize and motivate Republicans of all ages, ethic origins and faiths.”

    • Mircea Eliade's Non-religious Man permalink
      May 23, 2010 3:49 pm

      All of the analyses of this Craig Eaton (“Easton”) ignore his reality.

      His various pursuits, whether professional, political, charitable, religious or interpersonal are mashed together and largely indistinguishable. These pusuits are always quantified, superficial and largely for show, because they bespeak Eaton’s complete detachment and pro forma appraoch to his own existence.

      Mercea Eliade might well have described the real Craig Eaton as a “non-religious man” who lives in “a desacralised cosmos” and for whom the spatial aspect of the world is basically experienced as uniformly neutral. The most critical gap in the “Nom-religious Eaton’s” cosmogony is its complete lack of “Axis mundi” and “Imago Mundi”.

      Unfortunately for Mr. Eaton, he is thoroughly lacking in personal insight. Thus, though he believes and may profess the values of “religious man”, he is unable to distinguish anything sacred from the profoundly profane mass in the wholeness of his very own existence.

      As a good example, in this instance Eaton’s remarks at the Lincoln Dinner, he sees his rebuilding of the Republican Party in Brooklyn as an imitation of the creation of the cosmos out of chaos. However, it’s clear that he sees his creative efforts as involving blood sacrifices. That’s because his view of the creation of the world out of chaos requires the appeasement of assorted primordial monsters who defend the chaos, until he can rise up to slay them.

      Thinking himself a “religious man”, Eaton experiences attacks from his “enemies” as the work of the devil and his demon associates. As we have seen, Eaton sees all of his critics as enemies of his imitation of divine creation, all of whom have threatened to return that bit of divine creation to chaos.

  6. As a County Leader Craig Eaton is a "Tinker" permalink
    May 23, 2010 9:12 am

    Hasn’t Party Chairman Craig Eaton’s regime been just like living with a grifting “Traveler”?

    Isn’t it being coopted into one scam or extortion after another, with him in charge?

    If anybody refuses or objects to his ideas or plans, doesn’t Eaton always resort to some kind of destructive behaviour?

    That’s why he has made a shambles out of the Kings County Republican Party.

    His tics and antics are now widely known, both inside and outside of politics.

    Stop Eaton’s “Tinkering” before it’s too late for all Republicans in Brooklyn.

  7. Ukelele Lady permalink
    May 23, 2010 4:07 pm

    I was just listening to Jim Kweskin’s Jug Band doing their rendition of “Ukelele Lady.” Please, let me just share it with you.

    “I saw the splendor of the moonlight
    On Honolulu Bay
    There’s something tender in the moonlight
    On Honolulu Bay

    “And all the beaches are filled with peaches
    Who bring their ukes along
    And in the glimmer of the moonlight
    They love to sing this song

    “If you like Ukulele Lady
    Ukulele Lady like a’you
    If you like to linger where it’s shady
    Ukulele Lady linger too
    If you kiss Ukulele Lady
    While you promise ever to be true
    And she sees another Ukulele
    Lady foolin’ ’round with you

    “Maybe she’ll sigh (an awful lot)
    Maybe she’ll cry (and maybe not)
    Maybe she’ll find somebody else
    By and by
    To sing to when it’s cool and shady
    Where the tricky wicky wacky woo
    If you like Ukulele Lady
    Ukulele Lady like a’you

    “She used to sing to me by moonlight
    On Honolulu Bay
    Fond memories cling to me by moonlight
    Although I’m far away

    “Some day I’m going, where eyes are glowing
    And lips are made to kiss
    To see somebody in the moonlight
    And hear the song I miss

  8. Craig Easton aka Lex Luthor permalink
    May 24, 2010 12:40 am

    Craig Easton aka Lex Luthor was featured in this CBS video. Check it out:

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