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Cipel Says Deal With McGreevey Was Close - Golan Cipel's Spokesman Says Deal....
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Posted on 08/16/2004 9:06:44 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Cipel Says Deal With McGreevey Was Close Golan Cipel's Spokesman Says Deal WOuld Have Stopped Lawsuit

Aug 16, 2004 10:58 am US/Eastern TRENTON (AP) Just minutes before Gov. James E. McGreevey admitted last week that he is gay and will resign, the lawyer for the man accusing the governor of sexual harassment believed McGreevey would pay to keep a lawsuit from being filed.

Allen Lowy, the attorney for Golan Cipel, on Monday said a verbal deal that would have stopped the filing of a lawsuit was struck with McGreevey's attorneys five minutes before the scheduled start of the news conference where the governor announced he had a gay affair.

"We had a deal," Lowy said. "The next thing I know my secretary told me he's in the process of resigning.

"I was very surprised. I understood that they were satisfied and it was over."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: cipel; mcgreevey

1 posted on 08/16/2004 9:06:45 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, afterall it IS a woman's perogitive to changer her mind!


2 posted on 08/16/2004 9:08:14 AM PDT by The G Man (This election is a choice between a War on Terror and a Negotiation with Terror.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Given that the Guv's poll numbers went up despite his blatant and arrogant corruption shows that the Guv's cynical ploy to gain public sympathy was very successful and the smart move for him.


3 posted on 08/16/2004 9:08:57 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Sub-Driver

When will the truth be revealed re: the gov's corruption? Was that really his wife standing stoically beside him during his "outing" press conf?


4 posted on 08/16/2004 9:09:04 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Sub-Driver

Five minutes before the news conference was a little late.

People knew hours before that he was gay and he was resigning.

How do you put the cat back in the bag when the whole world knew at that point? Maybe the lawyers were just gathering evidence to turn over to prosecutors.


5 posted on 08/16/2004 9:11:26 AM PDT by harrycarey
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To: sarasota
McGreevey cost the State big bucks. A prominent Pennsylvania candy manufacturer was ready to buy naming rights to the New Jersey Turnpike, but that deal had to be cancelled. >:o

-Eric

6 posted on 08/16/2004 9:12:14 AM PDT by E Rocc (Theresa can afford John Kerry. America cannot.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Cipel is every bit the liar that McGreevey is.

Believe nothing that comes out of the mouths of Cipel, McGreevey, or the gaggle of professional liars that surround either of them.

The real story will only be known when the FBI is ready to start issuing the indictments.

Maybe they can be roomies in Rahway.

7 posted on 08/16/2004 9:13:02 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Unam Sanctam

Those poll numbers will drop when the electorate lets it sink in a little bit and, as the news media in NJ is begining to state he must go now.


8 posted on 08/16/2004 9:14:35 AM PDT by Coachm
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To: E Rocc

I get it! Ugh...I get it...


9 posted on 08/16/2004 9:18:18 AM PDT by Tredge
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To: Tredge

We should have been tipped off when he changed the state bird to the swallow and the state flower to the pansy, and then raised the NJ terror alert to lavender.


10 posted on 08/16/2004 9:20:26 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: Unam Sanctam
the Guv's cynical ploy to gain public sympathy was very successful and the smart move for him.

Yeah, but only in New Jersey, the state the Main Stream Media goes home to every night.

(steely)

11 posted on 08/16/2004 9:33:48 AM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: Sub-Driver
The press is still covering for McGreevey. It pretends that the Cipel affair is the first instance. It is not.

In New Jersey, the 21 Democratic County Chairmen are the barons with substantial power. One of them holds his political power and financial benefits because his business partner is a homosexual lover of the Governor. Unlike Cipel, this one is well-known to political insiders and to the press in New Jersey, but not reported on. (We wouldn't want to harm both Democrats and homosexuals at one time, now would we?)

As usual, the press are not doing their job competently and completely.

Congressman Billybob

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12 posted on 08/16/2004 9:34:32 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.ArmorforCongress.com Visit. Join. Help. Please.)
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To: Sub-Driver

WAIT A MINUTE!
Wasn't this the last day for Cipel to file his sexual harrassment suit against McGreevey!?
Boy did Cipel get strung along!! He thinks that he's got everything all set and now he's got nothing! No possible harrassment money and no blackmail money either! Jerk.


13 posted on 08/16/2004 9:35:21 AM PDT by Sarah
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To: E Rocc
McGreevey cost the State big bucks. A prominent Pennsylvania candy manufacturer was ready to buy naming rights to the New Jersey Turnpike, but that deal had to be cancelled. >:o

The "Hershey Turnpike" doesn't have quite the same ring to it!!

14 posted on 08/16/2004 9:53:08 AM PDT by Vinnie_Vidi_Vici
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To: Sub-Driver
Just minutes before Gov. James E. McGreevey admitted last week that he is gay and will resign, the lawyer for the man accusing the governor of sexual harassment believed McGreevey would pay to keep a lawsuit from being filed.

Did he have any back-up?

15 posted on 08/16/2004 10:09:36 AM PDT by Map Kernow ("I hold that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing" ---Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sub-Driver
I understood that they were satisfied and it was over."

That could be the reason why McGreevey wouldn't roll over...

16 posted on 08/16/2004 10:12:14 AM PDT by Map Kernow ("I hold that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing" ---Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dead
Believe nothing that comes out of the mouths of Cipel, McGreevey, or the gaggle of professional liars that surround either of them.

I am thoroughly uninterested in anything that comes out of, or goes into, any of these sleazy, corrupt mouths.

17 posted on 08/16/2004 10:12:44 AM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job tell you how to run your life.)
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To: The G Man

Here's something to consider: McGreevey said he had an affair with another man, yet Cipel says he isn't gay. What if McGreevey was speaking of ANOTHER affair, and not Cipel?


18 posted on 08/16/2004 10:15:45 AM PDT by rintense (Results matter.)
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To: Congressman Billybob
The real scandal here is that McGreevey hired his completely unqualified boy toy to be head of New Jersey's security just months after the attacks at the WTC killed over 600 New Jersey residents on 9/11/01. That not only shows how little McGreevey gave a rat's butt about his duties as governor, and about the security of the people of his state, but may have damaged the security of NJ and the major port it shares with NYC.

McGreevey's actions were and remain a monstrous betrayal of the people who elected him. It is not about sex. It is not about gay sex. It is not about marital infidelity. It is not about garden-variety corruption. Rather, it is, quite literally, a matter of life and death.

19 posted on 08/16/2004 10:18:26 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Dork, dufus, dolt, dummy, dope, dweeb, Democrat ain't alliteration grand!)
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To: Sub-Driver

McGreevy was just covering his butt (no pun intended). I'll bet Cipal's attorney is a Dem and got paid by McGreevy to draw up the "extortion" papers.


20 posted on 08/16/2004 10:31:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Is there no more to the story that you can tell us? Which county? Which business associate? Are you saying this, too, is an 'open secret' to the press?


21 posted on 08/16/2004 10:38:16 AM PDT by WashingtonSource (New Jersey is not a location, it's a state of mind.)
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To: dead

Let me know where they pick out their china pattern. We might want to collect money from freepers and send a wedding gift.


22 posted on 08/16/2004 10:42:01 AM PDT by mwl1
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To: WashingtonSource

I am more worried about the Corzine thing.

Better no special election than being stuck with Corzine as Governor and Menendez in the US Senate.

Keep McGreevey there and let Kerry pay the price in November.


23 posted on 08/16/2004 10:44:37 AM PDT by mwl1
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To: Sub-Driver
Just minutes before Gov. James E. McGreevey admitted last week that he is gay and will resign, the lawyer for the man accusing the governor of sexual harassment believed McGreevey would pay to keep a lawsuit from being filed.

Does this sound like extortion to anybody besides me?

24 posted on 08/16/2004 10:52:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: mwl1
I'm not sure which choice will turn out to be the worst for the Dems. They could chose Corzine and he could lose, you know. He barely got elected to the Senate.

And I don't believe the poll that said McGreevey's approval rose after his announcement of his resignation. (Of course it was still quite low, at 42 percent, I believe.) I think that poll was a CYA poll for the Dems.

And, one other thing, how is it he came out of the closet as a homosexual but seems to be trying to patch up his marriage? Why aren't people focusing on the contradiction?

25 posted on 08/16/2004 11:06:11 AM PDT by WashingtonSource (New Jersey is not a location, it's a state of mind.)
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