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New York Daily News ^ | 8/13/04 | Michael Goodwin

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



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corrupt; democrat; gay; governor; homosexual; mcgreevey; newjersey; nj; probes; rat

1 posted on 08/13/2004 2:07:10 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks

Pretty much spot on.


2 posted on 08/13/2004 2:08:23 AM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: kattracks
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!

Isn't that essentially Kerry's terrorism plan? I'm series. All that "I can schmooze foreign leaders" crap? Public relations!

3 posted on 08/13/2004 2:13:12 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (When it came to Intelligence, Kerry was absent)
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To: kattracks

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....


4 posted on 08/13/2004 2:15:40 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: kattracks
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.

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"

5 posted on 08/13/2004 2:17:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: kattracks
The gay thing is a smokescreen to garner sympathy from sappy liberals, but as this article says the corruption was rampant.

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.

6 posted on 08/13/2004 2:17:24 AM PDT by Dane (Trial lawyers are the tapeworms to wealth creating society)
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To: cyborg
"Pretty much spot on."

With the noteable exception of the effective date of the criminal governors resignation.

They should force him out immediately!

7 posted on 08/13/2004 2:17:28 AM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, red white and blue, military industrial complex, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: G.Mason

Yep. He should leave if it's so grevious.


8 posted on 08/13/2004 2:18:08 AM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: conservative in nyc
I'm a little shocked that the New York media hasn't spun McGreevy's coming out party as "courageous".

Give it a little age, like a fine wine or like a days-dead skunk in the middle of the road.

9 posted on 08/13/2004 2:18:23 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: kattracks
This is so not a gay thing. Finding out McGreevey came out almost made me want to go straight.

As a former resident of New Jersey, I can tell you there has to be more to the story than him giving his boyfriend du jour a cushy day job. Something else is going on, since this is something that he could have made disappear if he wanted to. It is the Great Swamp State. (Did I just say that?) NJ has a history of corruption, it seems to be the government hobby. Politicians on every level get away with all sorts of things.

I personally think McGreevey realized he wasn't up to the job and needed an out. That and he was up to something really bad that couldn't be covered up, even in that state.
10 posted on 08/13/2004 2:19:33 AM PDT by DelurkingFreeper
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To: kattracks
What exactly Golan Cipel, the man reliably said to be at the heart of the case, did for his $110,000 remains a mystery...

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.

11 posted on 08/13/2004 2:20:43 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (Vietnam vets kept silent as they were maligned...the time has come to set the record straight)
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To: kattracks

I'm trying to imagine the coverage if he were a Republican. It would dominate news for months.


12 posted on 08/13/2004 2:22:08 AM PDT by Casloy
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To: kattracks

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.


13 posted on 08/13/2004 2:24:04 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: G.Mason

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".


14 posted on 08/13/2004 2:29:14 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: G.Mason

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.


15 posted on 08/13/2004 2:49:03 AM PDT by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
Ping!
16 posted on 08/13/2004 2:55:45 AM PDT by familyop (Essayons)
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To: Kozak
"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."

Correct!

That is why there needs to be a law suit or some legal action taken to boot the criminal, homosexual, McGreevey out.

17 posted on 08/13/2004 3:00:55 AM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, red white and blue, military industrial complex, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell
"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.
"

I agree with this entirely!

18 posted on 08/13/2004 3:02:37 AM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, red white and blue, military industrial complex, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: Kozak

You're exactly right.


19 posted on 08/13/2004 3:07:51 AM PDT by visualops (We're sorry, all taglines are currently busy. Please hang up and try again later.)
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To: DelurkingFreeper
"This is so not a gay thing."

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.

20 posted on 08/13/2004 3:12:46 AM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, red white and blue, military industrial complex, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: DelurkingFreeper
I personally think McGreevey realized he wasn't up to the job and needed an out

That sentence and the word reality do not belong in the same universe.

You can't honestly believe any democrat politician, or for that matter a republican as well, is concerned that they are not qualified for the job and would step down because of it. Can you???

21 posted on 08/13/2004 3:15:05 AM PDT by Popman
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To: NonValueAdded
"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!"

I guess that's what Kerry meant by fighting a more "sensitive war on terror."
22 posted on 08/13/2004 3:15:23 AM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: G.Mason
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.

Thanks to the media being lazy and sycophantic, 99% of Americans believe Clinton was impeached because "it's only about sex",

23 posted on 08/13/2004 3:20:29 AM PDT by Popman
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To: kattracks

So much for the complaint that homosexuals can't get married - here's one that got married twice!


24 posted on 08/13/2004 3:38:43 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (...and Freedom tastes of Reality)
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To: Popman
"Thanks to the media being lazy and sycophantic, 99% of Americans believe Clinton was impeached because "it's only about sex","

Yes sir!

The corruption that will be revealed in New Jersey, ala McGreevey & Co., will be just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of what Clinton, and his ilk perpetrated on the American people.

Most all of us want sex, however men who put sex before all else, are not only a danger to themselves, but those around him. There is a time and a place for everything, and engaging in sex in the WhiteHouse, while in conversation with a Congress person, on government business, is not one of them. Needless to say, that is but one he was caught at.

A man in the public service who thinks like this is a liability to our national security.

Once the "mongols" decend on the United States, it is too late. After all, how many times can you kill them for treason?

26 posted on 08/13/2004 5:13:07 AM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, red white and blue, military industrial complex, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: kattracks

If the Republican Party in New Jersey is worth its salt, they will jump on this and jump on it hard. It's not the gay thing, it's the corruption and the whole emocratic and liberal media assumption that anything is permitted to an out and proud member of their favority victim class.


27 posted on 08/13/2004 5:21:02 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: DelurkingFreeper
This is so not a gay thing. Finding out McGreevey came out almost made me want to go straight.

What do you think about gay activists getting out the confetti and celebrating regarding McGreevey's coming out? McGreevey wasn't an unmarried politician who was simply discreet about his gay life -- no, he went and got married and had a kid for political props. That's pretty disgusting, particularly in this day and age. Besides, what is the message here by McGreevey's coming out -- that gay people will jeopardize their state's security due to their sex lives? What is McGreevey a role model for, anyway, that gay people can be corrupt, too?

28 posted on 08/13/2004 12:02:29 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: NYCVirago
Oh, we've all known for years that gay people can be corrupt. I can't remember anyone being proud that Roy Cohn was gay.

I have no idea what's wrong with these people. I don't even think McGreevey is gay, I think he's bisexual but claiming to be gay as it gives his announcement more panache. But the people celebrating his announcement are either all Democrats or thinking it's about time he came out.
29 posted on 08/13/2004 12:38:54 PM PDT by DelurkingFreeper
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To: DelurkingFreeper
Oh, we've all known for years that gay people can be corrupt. I can't remember anyone being proud that Roy Cohn was gay. I have no idea what's wrong with these people. I don't even think McGreevey is gay, I think he's bisexual but claiming to be gay as it gives his announcement more panache. But the people celebrating his announcement are either all Democrats or thinking it's about time he came out.

Thanks for your response -- I just can't understand why the quintessential closet case is being lionized for his alleged candor, when the only reason for his candor is political calculation, and your comments shed some light on the reaction.

30 posted on 08/13/2004 1:15:38 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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