But when Fabrizi was elected mayor, after the feds dragged his predecessor to prison on corruption charges, Mr. Fabrizi became the top elected public official in the city of Bridgeport. If it hadn't already occurred to him that he was a public person when he was city council president, and as such, held to a higher standard than the average citizen, the light bulb sure as hell should have gone off when he was elected mayor.
That means his actions outside of the confines of City Hall and the duties he carries out as mayor are also open to scrutiny. That means getting loaded, snorting coke and the like isn't a mere personal indiscretion once you're caught doing it. It's compromising the office you've sworn to serve to the best of your abilities, and it's arrogant and irresponsible to think otherwise.
Gengo, Lorraine. "It's Not Personal". Fairfield County Weekly 6/29/06