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“ We don’t kiss in public no more.”
That’s Giussepe “Joey” Gambina at the trial of Vincent Basciano—better known as Vinny Gorgeous. Vinny put the no-made-men-kissing-made-men rule in place after he became paranoid about the FBI “taking pictures.” There is nothing more gangster than the double-cheek peck.
“ But there was something unusual about Mr. Kruger. He rarely socialized with fellow senators, seemed uncomfortable in crowds, frequently took his lunch alone in the drab Capitol cafeteria and, in an age of ubiquitous cellphones, could be spotted whispering into public pay phones.”
Federal prosecutors released a criminal complaint on Thursday against State Senator Carl Kruger, revealing that he is alleged to have amassed “at least $1 million in bribes in return for political favors: helping hospitals seeking to merge, obtaining state money for real-estate developers, expanding the business hours of liquor stores.” His professional accusations are almost overshadowed by speculation about his personal life, with many mentions of the the friends’ home, and a Mill Basin, Brooklyn mansion he spends a lot of time in. The Times and Daily News skirted around the Senator’s personal life, alluding to his sexual orientation and relationships. The Post, though, displayed it on the front page.
George W. Bush’s pro-life stance solidified when he was a teenager in Texas — after his mother suffered a devastating miscarriage and showed him the fetus in a jar, the former president said in an extraordinary interview that airs tonight.
“She said to her teenage kid, ‘Here’s the fetus,’ ” the shockingly candid Bush told NBC’s Matt Lauer, gesturing as if he were holding the jar during the TV chat, a DVD of which The Post exclusively obtained.
“There’s no question that affected me, a philosophy that we should respect life,” said the former president, who had to drive his distraught mother to the hospital at the time.
“I never expected to see the remains of the fetus, which she had saved in a jar to bring to the hospital,” Bush writes in his new book, “Decision Points,” in an excerpt Lauer read during the interview.