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Posted on 08/13/2004 2:07:09 AM PDT by kattracks
Don't cry for Jim McGreevey.
And spare me the sappy sentiment about a brave man outing himself, then stepping aside for the good of New Jersey.
McGreevey confessed yesterday that he has been living a lie. It hasn't stopped. The real shame is that he can't bring himself to tell the whole truth even now.
Not by a long shot.
The absence of the full story from the lying Lothario won't stop the facts from coming out, however. And from what we know already, it's not a pretty picture that's emerging.
The real news here isn't that McGreevey is gay. That has been in the wind and on the Web for a long time. Now it's official.
No, I say bet the farm that the news here is that a sitting governor put his boy toy on the state payroll, at a salary of $110,000, in a job that he wasn't qualified for. And now that governor is quitting because the sordid details are about to become public and make his position untenable.
That makes this an old-fashioned corruption story, with a modern twist.
One that refutes the conventional wisdom that male politicians can survive anything except being found in bed with a dead woman or a live man.
McGreevey, in fact, could have survived a mere admission of adulterous homosexuality, as long as his wife stands by her man. He would even be applauded and admired for his honesty in many quarters.
It's the corruption that brought him down. And it's a pattern of corruption that has been revealed in an extraordinary number of ways during the Democrat's 2-1/2 years in office.
He has presided over one of the dirtiest administrations in modern times. And that's no easy feat in New Jersey!
What exactly Golan Cipel, the man reliably said to be at the heart of the case, did for his $110,000 remains a mystery, though we may find out if Cipel, as expected, files a lawsuit today charging McGreevey with sexual harassment. One thing we do know is that Cipel was not just stashed in a no-show job.
Cipel, you see, was supposed to be helping keep New Jersey safe from terrorists.
In one of the greatest acts of chutzpah in political history, McGreevey installed Cipel as the state's liaison to the Department of Homeland Security.
Perhaps McGreevey assumed that because Cipel is Israeli, he knows a lot about fighting terrorism. In fact, the 33-year-old had worked only in public relations. Those press releases will protect us!
Even as the scam hit the fan when federal officials said they couldn't share secrets with Cipel because he didn't have security clearances, McGreevey didn't take the hint. He just called Cipel a special adviser - and kept the $110,000 gravy train running.
With federal prosecutors rolling up his aides, party officials and contributors like a bunch of cheap rugs recently, it's a wonder that McGreevey didn't quit sooner. Probers have even caught McGreevey on tape saying a prearranged code word in an alleged bribe scheme, though the governor insists it was an innocent reference.
Maybe it was, but my gut tells me that all these probes were getting too close for comfort. So he waved the white flag, like many a tainted, two-bit pol before him.
And wants us to believe it's a gay thing.
Originally published on August 13, 2004
Pretty much spot on.
Isn't that essentially Kerry's terrorism plan? I'm series. All that "I can schmooze foreign leaders" crap? Public relations!
I'm a little shocked that the New York media hasn't spun McGreevy's coming out party as "courageous". I guess even the Slimes can't ignore how dirty McGreevey is.
This op-ed is absolutely correct. Now if we only can get Michael Goodwin to call for McGreevey's IMMEDIATE resignation....
He would have had to call it being bisexual, or something like that, to make it fly in lalaland. But now he has to bid wifey goodbye, even as he asks that she be nice about it. Remember the mantra goes: "once gay always gay"
Mr. Goodwin gets to the heart of the matter, while homosexual activists try to gin up symapthy for a corrupt politician who makes veteran NJ political observers blush with embarassment.
With the noteable exception of the effective date of the criminal governors resignation.
They should force him out immediately!
Yep. He should leave if it's so grevious.
Give it a little age, like a fine wine or like a days-dead skunk in the middle of the road.
Monica Lewinskly is jealous. I don't think she got paid nearly that much for performing the same type of services in the White House.
I'm trying to imagine the coverage if he were a Republican. It would dominate news for months.
Try this one on: McGreevey: "I am compelled to resign because I just learned that my great grandmother was black, therefore I am black." Just doesn't work. Proving again, that we're born male or female, the rest is all about choice.
From what I gather his decision to resign in mid November allows the legislature to pick the next Governor, thus avoiding giving the peons in the state the chance to actually vote for one. Yeah those Democrats are all about "making every vote count".
McGreevey should be prosecuted and forced to pay back the taxpayers of New Jersey every single penny of his lover's salaries.
McGreevey should be removed from office - by force, if necessary - immediately. Impeach him, or whatever they can do to governors in Jersey.
And McGreevey should be sent to prison for his widespread corruption. He'll be able to get plenty of sex behind bars.
That is why there needs to be a law suit or some legal action taken to boot the criminal, homosexual, McGreevey out.
I agree with this entirely!
You're exactly right.
We need to get one thing straight. McGreevey is not a gay American.
McGreevey is a homosexual, who for years let his sexuality run his life, much to the detriment to the people of the State of New Jersey.
McGreevey is simply a homosexual version of a Clinton clone. Both men [?] through their inability to control their perversions, have infected many in our great land.
If anyone thinks "it's only about sex", they are deluded, and have been corrupted as much as those who spread this terrible disease upon us.
Homosexuality is a disease. A disease as debilitating as any cancer.
A prudent person avoids PCB's because they cause cancer. Homosexuals should be treated no different.
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