Question: how does one "slurp pasta?"
And consider this - a not uncommon sentiment in articles covering this story (and had Jack Pitney and Strunk & White not beat it out of me, I'd have scare-quoted the word story just then):
Though the disclosure of Newsom's affair has not provoked a huge public outcry, it remains to be seen what the new revelations about his problem with alcohol will have on either his chances for higher office or his re-election campaign. He is up for re-election in November.ie: Though the disclosure of Newsom's affair has not provoked a huge public outcry, we really, really hope it will because booze and women is even sexier than Care Not Cash or the Gonzalez-Newsom-Who's-The-Trust-Fund-ier Battle of Ought-3 and c'mon, City and County of San Francisco can't you react more emphatically that this?
Planting the seeds for your next story in your current story - now THAT is impressive.