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  • McGreevey's path to priesthood blocked for now

    04/25/2011 12:54:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 25, 2011 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's pursuit of the Episcopal priesthood has been put on hold indefinitely. The New York Post reports that the church has rejected his bid to join the clergy.
  • Ex-governor 'Gay American' Jim McGreevey denied Episcopal priesthood...because he's a 'jackass'

    04/25/2011 8:30:33 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 25, 2011 | Rachel Quigley
    He tried marriage and fatherhood, flirted with being a governor, he accepted being gay and then he finally announced he would be a priest. But it isn't time to call ex-New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey 'father' just yet - for his bid to join the Episcopal Church has been rejected. Church sources have said that McGreevey's sexuality has nothing to do with the rebuttal and everything to do with him being a 'jackass'. McGreevey shocked the nation when it was discovered that only 34 days after he came into office the then-married governor embarked on a homosexual affair with an...
  • DISGRACED GAY GOVERNOR EMERGES AS PRIEST

    11/16/2009 11:09:24 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 34 replies · 2,086+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | November 16, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Out of the Closet; Into the Church Homo McGreevey Finds Higher Calling thelastcrusade.org What does a gay governor do after he resigns from political office in disgrace? He becomes an Episcopalian and enters the priesthood. Jim McGreevey, the former New Jersey love gov, has gone from Turnpike truck stops to All Saints Church in Hoboken, where he is known as “Father Jim.” Last Sunday, the ex governor administered the sacrament of baptism to a bevy of babies, blessed the Eucharist, and carried the cross during the processional. In 2004, Mr. McGreevey resigned as Governor of New Jersey after revealing...
  • Ex-NJ Gov McGreevey training to become priest (Episcopal)

    11/15/2009 4:17:42 PM PST · by Justaham · 23 replies · 955+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 11-15-09 | ANGELA MONTEFINISE
    "Gay American" Jim McGreevey is spending his Sunday mornings with a new man -- Jesus. The former New Jersey love gov has gone from Turnpike rest stops to the church rostrum as part of his training to become an Episcopal priest, working each weekend at All Saints Church in Hoboken. McGreevey -- who resigned from office in disgrace in 2004 -- isn't far enough along in his seminary studies to actually give sermons, but he assists the Rev. Geoffrey Curtiss at three Masses on Sunday and participates in parish programs, donation drives and activities.
  • New Jersey’s Ruin

    08/21/2008 6:40:06 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 111+ views
    City Journal | August 19, 2008 | Steve Malanga
    [New Jersey politicians] are steering the Garden State toward ruin at an astonishing pace, and no amount of bad economic news seems capable of deterring them. Jersey’s decline has been rapid and astonishing. Back in the 1960s, one study judged it among the country’s ten most business-friendly states because of its light tax burden, which allowed it to attract a steady stream of businesses and residents from New York. Though there were occasionally signs of trouble over the years—like the pension shenanigans of Governor Christie Whitman, in which government shirked its long-term obligations—the state’s real decline started with the election...
  • AP: 'Gay Ex-Governor Owes Wife No Alimony'... Name That Party?

    08/09/2008 7:43:54 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 3 replies · 127+ views
    publiusforum.com ^ | 08/09/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Many of you will remember New Jersey Governor James McGreevey who ended up having to admit he gave his gay lover an undeserved State job -- even as the gay lover claimed sexual harassment -- and that he was cheating on his wife and family with that very gay lover. Many will also remember that disgraced Governor James McGreevey was a Democrat. "Many" apparently doesn't include the Associated Press because they are still publishing stories about James McGreevey leaving out that one little fact that he was a Democrat. To the AP, McGreevey is merely the "Former Gov." who has...
  • Judge: NJ's ex-governor owes wife no alimony { McGreevey }

    08/08/2008 10:57:57 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 170+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/8/8 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press Writer
    Trenton, N.J. (AP) -- Former Gov. James E. McGreevey will not have to pay alimony to his ex-wife, a judge ruled Friday in granting the couple a divorce after a tumultuous eight-year marriage that crumbled publicly when McGreevey acknowledged he was a "gay American." A superior court judge ruled Friday that McGreevey, the nation's first openly gay governor, must pay $250 a week, or $1,075 a month, in child support for his 6-year-old daughter with Dina Matos. Matos had asked for $2,500 a month alimony for four years and $1,750 a month in child support. The couple share custody of...
  • Does Heller ruling kill NJ "smart gun" law?

    06/26/2008 11:09:35 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 30 replies · 51+ views
    self | 6/28/08 | NewJerseyJoe
    Remember that incredibly stupid "smart gun" law that McGreevey signed back in 2002? How will Heller reflect on that? The reason I'm thinking about this is because a big part of the Heller case was about not being able to ban an entire class of firearms. "Non-smart guns" is a HUGE class of firearms..... Reference: NJ smart gun law
  • No More Grand Lifestyle For Gay Ex-Gov's Wife

    05/30/2008 7:55:37 AM PDT · by XR7 · 23 replies · 145+ views
    4 NY wnbc ^ | 5/30/08
    ELIZABETH, N.J. -- Opposing sides in the divorce trial of New Jersey's gay ex-governor focused on his estranged wife Thursday in an acrimonious dispute over whether she is entitled to collect on the opulent lifestyle she lost when a sex scandal toppled his administration. Dina Matos -- who said she now prefers to be called by her maiden name -- faces more tough questions Friday after spending all day on the witness stand Thursday. Under gentle questioning from her lawyer in the morning, Matos painted herself as a dutiful spouse and loyal political partner of former Gov. James McGreevey. But...
  • Wife of ex-gov (McGreevey): I paid for cronies to come to wedding

    05/29/2008 10:40:09 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies · 308+ views
    CNN.com ^ | May 29, 2008
    ELIZABETH, New Jersey (AP) -- The estranged wife of New Jersey's gay former governor portrayed herself as a dutiful spouse and dedicated political ally who went so far as to pay for their $30,000 wedding and to add his political cronies to the guest list. Taking the stand Wednesday in their bitter divorce trial, Dina Matos McGreevey claimed she devoted herself to James McGreevey's goal of being elected governor. "Once we became engaged, I was a full partner," said Matos McGreevey, who was to return to the witness stand Thursday. The McGreeveys wed in 2000, but their marriage unraveled after...
  • McGreevey Says He's 'Financially Crippled;' Can't Pay Alimony

    05/15/2008 8:22:15 AM PDT · by Puppage · 74 replies · 116+ views
    WNBC.COM ^ | 5/15/08 | Puppage
    ELIZABETH, N.J. -- The nation's first openly gay governor was back in court Thursday, testifying for a second day as he tries to convince a judge he is too poor to pay alimony to his estranged wife. Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey testified Wednesday that he has limited income, few assets and significant debts. He said he is all but unemployable because of the gay sex scandal that toppled his administration and ongoing publicity in his messy divorce. "Because of this case, I have been financially crippled," McGreevey told the judge. McGreevey, 50, stepped down 13 months before his...
  • Gay ex-governor says he's too poor for alimony

    05/15/2008 1:49:56 AM PDT · by Westlander · 30 replies · 201+ views
    AP ^ | 5-14-2008 | AP
    The nation's first openly gay governor tried to convince the judge in his divorce case Wednesday that he's too poor to pay alimony, saying he's been financially crippled by his resignation and marital troubles.
  • Americans transfixed by high infidelity

    05/07/2008 3:57:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies · 114+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-7-08 | Jennifer Harper
    Politicians appear to be on a whistle-stop tour of infidelity. It's the McGreevey-Dann-Spitzer show — and then some. Infidelity is big theater these days, providing both spectacle and cautionary tale to eager onlookers and press alike. Adultery and its attendant behaviors have created a popular culture and cottage industry all their own, driving political strategy, press coverage and — on rare occasions — a few positive outcomes. America is along for the ride — and ready to hear more about the greater implications of infidelity. "We love it. It confirms our worst fears about politicians and confirms our suspicions," talk...
  • McGreeveys (D-NJ) Appear In Divorce Court

    05/06/2008 5:09:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 142+ views
    CBS3 ^ | 5/06/08
    McGreeveys Appear In Divorce CourtMay 6, 2008 7:52 pm US/Eastern TRENTON (AP) Lawyers representing the nation's first openly gay governor and his estranged wife ended the first day of their scheduled divorce trial reporting progress in settlement talks. The talks are to resume Wednesday afternoon. Testimony was delayed to allow the discussions to take place. "We are happy to report on behalf of both of our clients that they have made progress toward settling their case," said John Post, lawyer for Dina Matos McGreevey, who read from a joint statement issued by him and Stephen Haller, lawyer for former Gov....
  • Gay Ex-Gov’s Trial Figures to Get Messy (McGreevey, New Joisey)

    05/06/2008 3:29:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies · 96+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5-6-08 | Rick Pedraza
    New Jersey's gay ex-governor Jim McGreevey and his estranged wife Dina Matos McGreevey showed up for court Tuesday morning to begin the process of ending their marriage. The first three days of the trial will be closed to the media as Union County Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy considers custody issues surrounding the couple's 6-year-old daughter. The issues to be decided in the divorce settlement involve custody, alimony and child support, and whether McGreevey, now openly gay, committed fraud by marrying a woman. Matos McGreevey, 41, is seeking $600,000 for time she would have spent at the governor's mansion had...
  • AP NewsBreak: McGreevey confirms threesomes; wife denies trysts

    03/17/2008 11:13:24 AM PDT · by pissant · 73 replies · 5,154+ views
    Phillyburbs ^ | 3/17/08 | Angela Santi
    TRENTON, N.J. - His estranged wife denies it, but former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey said they engaged in threesomes with a male aide. In an e-mail to The Associated Press Monday, McGreevey confirmed published reports by former campaign aide Teddy Pedersen. Pedersen said he had consensual sex with the couple for about two years before McGreevey became governor. McGreevey said the encounters happened, but the couple needs to move forward for the sake of their 6-year-old daughter. "This happened, this happened in the past, and now we need to move on with our lives," McGreevey said. Dina Matos McGreevey...
  • THE MCGREEVEYS' SECRET

    03/17/2008 3:53:16 AM PDT · by Shirerwasright · 23 replies · 1,644+ views
    NYPost ^ | 16 March 2008 | JEANE MacINTOSH
    <p>A former driver and aide for former N.J. Gov. Jim McGreevey says Dina Matos McGreevey must have always known her husband was gay - because he was the other man in bed with them.</p> <p>In an explosive interview with The Post, the McGreeveys' longtime man-in-the-middle, Teddy Pedersen, recounted explicit details of alleged, titillating, three-way sex romps he had with the now-divorcing duo, starting during their courtship and continuing into the marriage.</p>
  • McGreevey aide says he had sexual trysts with ex-governor, wife

    03/16/2008 9:06:48 PM PDT · by TheMole · 1,411+ views
    The Star-Ledger (New Jersey) ^ | Sunday March 16, 2008, 5:22 PM | Judith Lucas and John P. Martin
    A former aide to James E. McGreevey said today that he had three-way sexual trysts with the former governor and his wife before he took office, challenging Dina Matos McGreevey's assertion that she was naive about her husband's sexual exploits.
  • McGreevey aide says he had sexual trysts with ex-governor, wife

    03/16/2008 5:09:13 PM PDT · by Roberts · 78 replies · 5,324+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 3/16/08 | Judith Lucas and John P. Martin
    A former aide to Gov. James E. McGreevey said yesterday that he had three-way sexual trysts with McGreevey and his wife before they occupied the governor's mansion, challenging Dina Matos McGreevey's assertion that she was naive about her husband's sexual exploits. The aide, Theodore Pedersen, said he and the couple even had a nickname for the weekly romps, from 1999 to 2001, that typically began with dinner at T.G.I. Friday's and ended with a threesome at McGreevey's condo in Woodbridge. They called them "Friday Night Specials," according to Pedersen. He described the encounters during an interview with The Star-Ledger. He...
  • THE MCGREEVEYS' SECRET [Menage a Trois Alert!]

    03/16/2008 3:49:56 PM PDT · by melt · 104 replies · 4,542+ views
    NYPost..com ^ | 3/16/08 | JEANE MacINTOSH
    FORMER DRIVER: I HAD THREESOME WITH JIM & DINA March 16, 2008 -- A former driver and aide for former N.J. Gov. Jim McGreevey says Dina Matos McGreevey must have always known her husband was gay - because he was the other man in bed with them. In an explosive interview with The Post, the McGreeveys' longtime man-in-the-middle, Teddy Pedersen, recounted explicit details of alleged, titillating, three-way sex romps he had with the now-divorcing duo, starting during their courtship and continuing into the marriage. Pedersen - who said he has already spilled the beans on the steamy ménage a trios...
  • Spitzer's wife gains empathy from ex-wife of former gay NJ governor

    03/10/2008 6:46:20 PM PDT · by Clemenza · 53 replies · 2,225+ views
    Associated Press and New Jersey.com ^ | 3/10/08 | Angela Delli Santi
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Dina Matos McGreevey knows too well what it's like to be a shell-shocked wife, standing by her man, as he confesses his sexual indiscretions on live television. Unlike former Gov. James McGreevey, who told the country he was "a gay American" and would resign in 2004, New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer on Monday neither acknowledged paying high-priced call girls for their services nor offered to resign. He did, however, admit disappointing his family as news reports linked him to a high-end prostitution ring.
  • Official: NY Gov Caught on Wiretap

    NEW YORK (AP) - A law enforcement official has told The Associated Press that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's involvement in a prostitution ring was caught on a federal wiretap. The official says Spitzer is identified in court papers as "Client 9," and the wiretap was part of an investigation that opened in the last few months. The official says the New York governor met last month with at least one woman in a Washington hotel. The law enforcement official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for...
  • Former NJ gov's split from wife drags on

    02/15/2008 9:13:43 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 321+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 15, 2008 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI
    They've bickered over whether she knew he was gay, whose tell-all book would sell better, whether a poster of a nude man hanging over his new lover's bed had to come down before she'd allow their 6-year-old to visit. Divorce has been exceptionally bitter for former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey and his wife, Dina Matos McGreevey. Unless they can resolve the custody and money issues that have arisen since their acrimonious parting, the state's estranged former first couple is heading for a May trial. Celebrity divorce lawyer Raoul Felder, whose list of clients includes exes of Mike Tyson and...
  • McGreevey's Boyfriend Must Turn Over Bank Records

    02/07/2008 1:39:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies · 138+ views
    McGreevey's Boyfriend Must Turn Over Bank Records ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) ― A judge has ordered the boyfriend of former Gov. Jim McGreevey to turn over records from three joint bank accounts the gay couple share as part of the ongoing divorce proceedings between McGreevey and his estranged wife. However, Australian-born investment manager Mark O'Donnell won't be forced to reveal his salary, stock portfolio or any financial dealings with New Jersey politicians, Union County Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy ruled Thursday. Cassidy said O'Donnell's other finances are not relevant to McGreevey's divorce case. "We're now dragging in people who really aren't...
  • It’s not all about the numbers Mr. Governor… It’s just common sense

    11/09/2007 5:39:58 AM PST · by BOSSA · 70+ views
    Reality Check ^ | Alan Moretti
    It’s not all about the numbers Mr. Governor… It’s just common sense By Alan Moretti “Comes now our Borrower-Taxer-Spender in chief, the right Honorable James E. McGreevey, holding forth on a subject about which he knows absolutely nothing: "Fiscal responsibility.” – Assemblyman Michael P. Carroll The McGreevey political legacy propelled itself into high gear a couple weeks ago, days after our “most” Honorable Governor proclaimed a strong commitment to the constituents of New Jersey in his yearly Budget address. McGreevey’s budget proposal seemed to jump and miss the ledge just like the Wild Coyote chasing the speedy Roadrunner. Running like...
  • McGreevey Tells Wife: You'll Get Zilch From Me (Homosexual Ex-Gov Stiffs Wife & Daughter)

    09/15/2007 3:39:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 172 replies · 4,420+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 15,, 2007 | ADAM NICHOLS
    McGreevey tells wife: You'll get zilch from me BY ADAM NICHOLS DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Saturday, September 15th 2007, 4:00 AM Jim McGreevey yesterday accused his soon-to-be-ex wife of "greedily" grabbing at the perks of being New Jersey's First Lady - and refusing to give them back. In legal papers packed with snide and catty comments, the openly gay McGreevey told estranged wife Dina Matos McGreevey she can expect to get nothing from him. Matos McGreevey had asked him to pony up $4,000 a month in alimony to help her live a lavish lifestyle like his. "Her jealousy and contempt...
  • McGreevey Speaks Out For Accused Gay Senator

    09/04/2007 6:39:06 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 29 replies · 1,542+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 9:34 am
    The nation's first openly gay governor has offered his support for beleaguered Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, saying the public should not judge Craig harshly despite the outrage stemming from his arrest and guilty plea in a gay sex sting. In a letter published Monday in The Washington Post, former Gov. James E. McGreevey urges Craig's critics to "fill their hearts with compassion and equanimity." Craig has called assertions that he has engaged in gay sex ridiculous and, after a news conference last week, stated that "I am not gay. I never have been gay." Craig said he had kept the...
  • Former NJ governor's wife recalls ordeal

    09/01/2007 12:53:06 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 37 replies · 1,270+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 01-Sept-2007 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI,
    Matos McGreevey once stood shellshocked next to her ex-husband, then-New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey, as he announced before TV cameras that he was "a gay American" and would resign."I was watching his wife the other day standing next to him, and I thought, 'Oh my gosh, that was me three years ago. Now here we go again,'" Matos McGreevey said in an interview at her home Friday evening. "She's a victim of the choices he's made."James McGreevey, the nation's first openly gay governor, later said he stepped down rather than succumb to a $50 million blackmail threat from...
  • Why the GOP should welcome gays into the party

    08/20/2007 10:30:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 183 replies · 3,108+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | STEVE LONEGAN
    SOMETIMES tragic occurrences force us to stop and think – those are the moments that crystallize our perceptions of human relations. I found myself in such a state with the passing of a constituent, friend and fellow conservative who also happened to be gay. Our conversations convinced me that my beliefs in limited government can be shared across the chasms that liberals and conservatives perceive to separate us – ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. That conclusion is not popular on either side of the left-right spectrum: Liberals don't believe gays should be conservative and conservatives don't believe gays can be...
  • Only in New Jersey

    05/09/2007 2:05:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 23 replies · 1,153+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 05.08.07 | Maggie Gallagher
    This week, Dina Matos McGreevey filed court papers accusing former Gov. Jim "I am a gay American" McGreevey of extreme cruelty, fraud and libel, for concealing his homosexuality in order to marry her. And so the McGreevey saga continues. I'd say "only in America," but I suspect this is a story that could happen only in New Jersey. Imagine: You are the governor of New Jersey and (by your own account) you're having sex with a young man behind your wife's back. The young man in question describes it as nonconsensual sexual harassment, but never mind. The feds are closing...
  • CBS Uses Dix Case to Contend Terrorist Arrests Over-Hyped

    05/09/2007 11:04:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies · 1,940+ views
    Cyber Alert ^ | May 9, 2007 | Brent Bozell
    On Tuesday night, following a week in which the CBS Evening News attracted the fewest viewers in decades, the producers decided the Katie Couric-anchored newscast needed an injection of an Olbermann-esque twist: The arrests of six Islamists, for plotting to use automatic weapons to murder troops at Fort Dix, matches the hype around previous captures which fizzled. Armen Keteyian framed his story around how since 9/11 "more than 400,000 names have come under one form of government surveillance or another -- from watch lists to wiretaps. But only a handful of terrorists have been convicted in cases with concrete ties...
  • AP Ignored Allegations of McGreevey's Corruption, Focused on Supposed Homophobia

    05/05/2007 9:32:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,234+ views
    news busters ^ | May 5, 2007 | Lynn Davidson
    Yahoo picked up a fluff AP article that distorted Democratic NJ Governor Jim McGreevey’s 2004 resignation. It perpetuated the success of what should have been a politician’s attempt to cover allegations of corruption by using his closeted sexuality to distract an incurious and complicit media. This puff piece kept alive McGreevey’s pattern of announcing something socially startling to draw attention away from the incredible graft, scandal and alleged sexual harassment that would have otherwise defined his administration. When threats to McGreevey's reputation arise, he uses his status as a gay man to deflect unwanted attention, and the AP went along...
  • McGreevey to Enter Episcopal Seminary

    05/04/2007 12:26:52 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 44 replies · 831+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 3, 2007 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The nation's first openly gay governor has become an Episcopalian and been accepted into a seminary, according to a published report. Former Gov. James E. McGreevey, who was raised as a Roman Catholic, was officially received into the Episcopal religion on Sunday at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York, said the Rev. Kevin Bean, vicar at the church. McGreevey has been accepted to study at the General Theological Seminary in New York, the oldest in the Episcopal Church, school spokesman Bruce Parker said Wednesday. Parker did not know whether the former governor wants to become a priest. ''Mr. McGreevey has...
  • DFU SONG: Beauty and the Priest (James McGreevey to become a priest -- no kidding)

    05/02/2007 1:19:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 510+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 5-2007 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Tale as old as time...sordid as can be He had a good friend...for him he would bend Or get on his knees Screwed the public trust....well, to say the least That's McGreevey's plan...loved another man Now he'll be a priest He's a hero Dem...that is no surprise Using the back door...now for evermore He will play with guys Tale as old as time...it's the same old song They can break the law...nothing the press saw Dems can do no wrong His gay life is fun...a sexual feast Tale as old as time...don't pay...
  • McGreevey mulling Episcopal priesthood

    05/02/2007 11:11:59 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 98 replies · 2,008+ views
    star ledger ^ | 5-2-07 | Sapone
    McGreevey mulling Episcopal priesthood Posted by The Star-Ledger May 02, 2007 12:08PM Categories: News Patti Sapone/The Star-Ledger Former Gov. James E. McGreevey appears during custody proceedings in the Union County Courthouse last week.Former Gov. James E. McGreevey has started the process to become a priest in his newly adopted Episcopal faith and hopes to begin a three-year seminary program in the fall. McGreevey, who often described himself as a devout Catholic while in public office, was officially received into the Episcopal religion on Sunday, at St. Bartholomew's Church in Manhattan, and is now part of the church's "discernment" phase that...
  • DOG BITES MAN (Pro Abort, Catholic, Dem Jim McGreevey to enter Episcopal Seminary)

    05/01/2007 8:27:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 989+ views
    Midwest Journal ^ | April 30, 2007 | Christopher S. Johnson
    Ladies and gentlemen, your Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America: We hear that former New Jersey gov Jim McGreevey has a new career planned—and that he’ll enter the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan next year. (We know—this is the second-craziest rumor we’ve heard this week! Please tell us we’re wrong?) A religious-type person says that the Episcopal Diocese of Newark will sponsor his training for the priesthood. McGreevey, a former altar boy and a graduate of the Catholic University of America, broke with the Catholic church circa 2005; his daughter...
  • The McGreevey's Frosty Day in Family Court

    04/28/2007 11:11:04 AM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 37 replies · 1,211+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | April 28, 2007 | Judith Lucas
    Like a parent gently scolding her warring children, a Family Court judge yesterday told former Gov. James E. McGreevey and his wife, Dina Matos McGreevey, to "use common sense" and to act in the best interest of their daughter as they work through an increasingly rancorous divorce. The McGreeveys, appearing in public together for the first time since the former governor famously declared himself a "gay American" three years ago, sat a few feet apart but spoke barely a word to each other in the packed Elizabeth courtroom. Their only interaction came at the session's start, when McGreevey approached his...
  • McGreevey Teaches Ethics At University

    04/19/2007 10:44:37 AM PDT · by Malacoda · 69 replies · 1,535+ views
    NBC-10 ^ | 19 April 2007
    UNION, N.J. -- Former Gov. James E. McGreevey is teaching ethics, law and leadership at Kean University. The Star-Ledger of Newark reported the nation's first openly gay governor earns $17,500 and has been an executive in residence since Nov. 1. When he was in office, McGreevey was often criticized for the appearance of ethical lapses. "It seems to me, Jim McGreevey teaching law and ethics is a little bit like Doctor Kevorkian teaching health maintenance," state Republican chairman Tom Wilson told the newspaper. The job requires McGreevey to work up to 15 hours a week and helps the 49-year-old accrue...
  • Former N.J. Gov. McGreevey Seeks Custody of 5-Year-Old Daughter, Child Support From Wife

    03/16/2007 2:15:23 AM PDT · by TheMole · 22 replies · 950+ views
    Fox News dot com ^ | Tuesday , March 13, 2007 | Associated Press
    Former Gov. James McGreevey, who resigned from office after revealing that he was gay and had an affair with a male staffer, is seeking custody of his 5-year-old daughter and child support from his estranged wife. The revised divorce lawsuit by McGreevey, who resigned in November 2004, does not mention the "matrimonial settlement agreement" that McGreevey originally said had resolved all custody and support issues concerning his daughter, Jacqueline. McGreevey's wife, Dina Matos, has 35 days to respond to the revised filing. The papers filed last month in Union County Superior Court ask the judge to assign McGreevey custody, to...
  • Gay Former Governor Seeks Child Support

    03/14/2007 3:18:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 738+ views
    AOL News ^ | March 14, 2007
    Former Gov. James McGreevey, who resigned from office after revealing that he was gay and had an affair with a male staffer, is seeking custody of his 5-year-old daughter and child support from his estranged wife. The revised divorce lawsuit by McGreevey, who resigned in November 2004, does not mention the "matrimonial settlement agreement" that McGreevey originally said had resolved all custody and support issues concerning his daughter, Jacqueline. McGreevey's wife, Dina Matos, has 35 days to respond to the revised filing.
  • Former governor McGreevey seeks sole custody of 5-year-old daughter

    03/13/2007 6:00:17 AM PDT · by LIBERATENJ · 41 replies · 1,113+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | Tuesday, March 13, 2007 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    McGreevey seeks sole custody of 5-year-old daughter Former governor's amended divorce lawsuit also asks for child support Tuesday, March 13, 2007 BY JOSH MARGOLIN Star-Ledger Staff Former Gov. James E. McGreevey has revised his divorce lawsuit against his estranged wife and is now seeking sole custody of the couple's 5-year-old daughter -- and child support. The new documents make no mention of a "matrimonial settlement agreement" that McGreevey's original divorce filing said had resolved all issues of custody and support. Advertisement McGreevey, who resigned as governor after announcing he had had an affair with a male aide, has retained a...
  • Former Governor McGreevey Seeks Sole Custody of Daughter

    03/13/2007 5:22:49 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 32 replies · 881+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Tuesday, March 13, 2007
    Former Governor McGreevey is seeking sole custody of his five-year old daughter and child support from his estranged wife. In a revised divorce lawsuit filed in Elizabeth, the nation's first openly gay governor does not mention a "matrimonial settlement agreement" that McGreevey originally said had resolved all issues of custody and support. McGreevey declined to discuss particulars with The Star-Ledger of Newark. The newspaper says Dina Matos McGreevey hung up without answering questions when contacted by cell phone yesterday. Matos McGreevey has not filed a formal response. The two have lived apart since November 2004. That's when McGreevey resigned for...
  • Lautenberg bulks up funds for '08 run (Tom Kean, Jr. not expected to run again)

    02/07/2007 3:28:56 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 743+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 6, 2007 | Cynthia Burton
    With legislative races this year expected to do little to tilt the balance of power in Trenton, the hottest race in New Jersey could very well be the one for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Frank Lautenberg. Although voters will not decide the race until November 2008, Lautenberg is filling his campaign treasury, with three fund-raisers down and others planned for Palm Beach, Fla.; Austin, Texas; Denver, and Los Angeles. Tim Yehl, Lautenberg's chief of staff, expects the race to cost each candidate up to $15 million. That's bad news for Lautenberg, who loves being a senator but...
  • As it paid, company became a player, Pa. firm gave $1M to top McGreevey fundraiser

    12/19/2006 6:55:39 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 279+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 12.03.06 | DUNSTAN McNICHOL & JOSH MARGOLIN
    A company that has earned more than $4 million handling high-finance deals for the state of New Jersey paid more than $1 million to the top political fundraiser for former Gov. James E. McGreevey, according to newly disclosed documents. Investment Management Advisory Group of Pottstown, Pa., also known as IMAGE, became the state's favored broker for complex bond deals after McGreevey became governor. Some of its transactions turned sour and have since cost state taxpayers tens of millions of dol lars. Documents filed recently in a lawsuit in Philadelphia reveal that between July 2001 and September 2003, IMAGE made payments...
  • Cipel says ex-Gov. McGreevey is not gay

    12/01/2006 6:28:50 AM PST · by TommyDale · 88 replies · 2,162+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 30, 2006 | Associated Press
    TRENTON, N.J. - The man former New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey identified as his gay lover said Thursday he believes McGreevey is not gay. Appearing on "Larry King Live," Golan Cipel, an Israeli citizen hired by McGreevey first as a campaign aide and later as his homeland security adviser, said that McGreevey's 2004 resignation speech admission that he is "a gay American" was "part of the spin." Through lawyers, Cipel had threatened to sue McGreevey for sexual harassment shortly before and after McGreevey's resignation. A lawsuit was never filed. "I think McGreevey had no choice. There was a sexual...
  • First McGreevey and now the OJ confession?

    11/18/2006 2:27:00 PM PST · by thenderson · 2 replies · 467+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | 11/18/06 | EDITORIAL
    The Daily News on Judith Regan publishing the O.J. Simpson "confession" . . . that Regan has been successful splashing around down at the pond-scum levels of the book business. Here's a lady who managed to make a best-seller out of even such a worthless load of crap as Jim McGreevey's life story. . . . Get A FREE Bumper Sticker!
  • NJ's Gay Ex-Governor Says He Would Marry (Dems wishing he would shut up)

    10/27/2006 6:02:20 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 66 replies · 1,401+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 27 Oct 06 | None
    Former Gov. James McGreevey, who resigned after acknowledging a gay affair, said he would tie the knot with his partner if state lawmakers decide to allow gay marriage. "Marriage would offer the ability to bless our relationship in a committed way," McGreevey, 49, told The New York Times. McGreevey's comments followed a state Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that same-sex couples must be given the same rights as married people. The court left it up to the Legislature to decide whether to extend those rights under the structure of marriage or something else. Some gay-rights advocates said the decision didn't go...
  • McGreevey would wed partner if lawmakers allow gay marriage

    10/26/2006 3:47:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 39 replies · 779+ views
    Former N.J. Governor James McGreevey and his life partner Mark O'Donnell appeared at a book signing at the Woodbridge Community Center. TRENTON -- Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, who resigned after admitting to a gay affair, says he would marry his partner if state lawmakers decide to allow gay marriage.  "Marriage would offer the ability to bless our relationship in a committed way," McGreevey, 49, told The New York Times for Thursday's newspapers.  McGreevey's comments came in response to a New Jersey Supreme Court that said same-sex couples must be extended the same rights as married people. The...
  • Political Tidbits 10/11/06

    10/11/2006 4:26:44 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 180+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 10/11/06 | Pat Fish
    Mark Foley, Florida's representative is under a media frenzy and the news on this odd case. WARNING-I have dissected those IM's from Foley to the 18 YEAR OLD PAGE. This post is sexually explicit but I believe I made my case. If I'm right, Foley is the bigger victim in this mess. Also, Air America's former honchos stole from the blind, lame and poor. Let us not let this event pass under the radar. That Minuteman protest and the planned Colorado skyway, proof that we don't mess up ALL memorials in this country. Only the ones memorializing victims of the...
  • Foleygate

    10/09/2006 4:13:39 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 8 replies · 739+ views
    Towhnall.com ^ | October 6, 2006 | Mona Charen
    ... James McGreevey is the model now. Former governor of New Jersey, former husband, former father (?), he includes lurid passages in his new book about discovering his homosexuality with an aide while his wife was at the hospital giving birth.