Skip to comments.Astonishing 'Confession' from former NJ Gov. (Gay sex trysts in 'bookstores and rest stops')
Posted on 05/22/2006 10:19:35 AM PDT by LdSentinal
Gay sex trysts in 'bookstores and rest stops'
(New York-WABC, May 21, 2006) - It was the announcement that caught the attention of the nation. Jim McGreevey, Governor of New Jersey, husband, and father, telling the world he was gay and involved in an extra marital affair with a man. 21 months later, the former governor is going public again with a book titled "The Confession."
This is a tell-all book in every sense of the word. Former Governor Jim McGreevey doesn't appear to hold anything back. In the book, he writes about his life as a gay man in power and how he lied to everyone. The book comes out in September. The publisher just released 16-pages of excerpts.
"The truth is that I am a gay American," said former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey in August of 2004.
It was a personal truth aired in public. Now, McGreevey goes even further. In his new book, "The Confession", McGreevey speaks about meeting anonymous men at rest stops for sexual trysts. "As the years went on," McGreevey writes, "I became as avid a womanizer as anybody else on the New Jersey political scene, but my attraction was largely artificial. My sexual performance a triumph of mind over matter."
This is a tell-all book in every sense of the word. Former Governor Jim McGreevey doesn't appear to hold anything back. In the book, he writes about his life as a gay man in power and how he lied to everyone. The book comes out in September. The publisher released 16-pages of excerpts at a book expo in Washington D.C. Saturday. McGreevey made his first public appearance since the summer of 2004 at the expo.
McGreevey writes, "As glorious and meaningful as it would have been to have a loving and sound sexual relationship with another man, I knew I'd have to undo my happiness step by step as I began chasing my dream of a public career and the kind of 'acceptable' life that went with it. So instead, I settled for the detached anonymity of bookstores and rest stops. A compromise, but one that was wholly unfulfilling and morally unsatisfactory."
In the excerpts, McGreevey doesn't say when the encounters started. Nor does he mention his two marriages to women. He comes off as a man in great pain, in great conflict. "I knew I would have to lie for the rest of my life, and I knew I was capable of it," he writes. "The knowledge gave me a feeling of terrible power."
McGreevey will get $500,000 for writing the book and he's already a scheduled guest on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for his first interview since the announcement. That interview will air next fall during Oprah Winfrey's new season right here on Channel 7.
Note to self: Add NJ as another state along with MA, that I will not stop at restops in..
This guy's presidential material for the democrats.
Boo hoo. Woe is me. I'm just a victim. Excuse me while I puke my guts out.
Too much information!!!!!!!!
The question, Is he lying Now or was he lying then?...........
For some reason, I just don't think this tome has the staying power or inspiration of St. Augustine's "Confessions".
Perfect Rat material.
Ick. His poor wife. Ex-wife, I assume.
That's what made him a great politician.... while it lasted!!
(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")
"In his new book, "The Confession", McGreevey speaks about meeting anonymous men at rest stops for sexual trysts."
He's a homo. That's what homos do.
Gee. Seems a little self-centered, doesn't he? Pretty standard for both his professional and private lifestyles...
"Is he lying Now or was he lying then?"
And, something about the anonymous sex claim strikes a strange note, too. A governor, anonymous? Do I just not understand this sort of thing? I'd think he would have been blackmailed into bankruptcy. Methinks he's giving himself cover for some reason. Male prostitutes?
Do not click on link unless you want to be hijacked by some weirdo pointing to his breast!
Seems to be this book is thinly veiled porno. Nothing more.
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