Our philosophy in life is to not dignify idle gossip with a response. It’s better to walk with your head held high than to get into a sniping match with those who are trying to take you down.
But there is a point where you have to step forward and tell the haters your version of events. After a weeks of bad press, House Speaker Sal DiMasi has reached that threshold, and he has written a letter to legislators about his rapidly deteriorating reputation.
The Speaker says he’s hurt by all the negative press.
The newspaper suggestions and the complaints of the Republican Party are baseless. I am angered and hurt by these accusations and innuendos, as is my family, and, I know, many of you.
DiMasi goes on to toss friend, accountant, and mortgage broker Richard Vitale under the bus.
I do not control the conduct or actions of others. As elected officials, we are all subject to the unfortunate inclination of others to use our name without or knowledge or authorization. . . . I should only be judged by what I have done or what my conduct or actions were and I should not be judged by those of anyone else.
Oooh. Once again, we see life imitating Gossip Girl.
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