Wow! I haven’t EVER seen a press conference like that! New Jersey Governor Jim McGreedy emerges –docile, smiling, Stepford wife in tow- rambles on about how he has tried to “fit into the mold of a traditional life” and my mind was racing…what’s he gonna say? Hookers? Strippers? Call girls? Under-age Girls? I lean towards the TV in anticipation –his nervous preamble alerting me to the fact that the disclosure was going to be big!
“I am a gay American” (as opposed to a gay Frenchman or a gay Australian I suppose)
Once again, Wow! That I didn’t expect ---in a million years! I know that I shouldn’t be reveling in someone else’s pain –and I’m not really, it’s just that it’s SO juicy and I know there is a giant scandal behind it that has yet to unravel (and yes, I will be the first to admit that I love a good political scandal). I mean why resign for ‘coming out’ and admitting that you were having a consensual affair with another dude?
I will get to why this story is relevant to the rest of the country in a minute…
Anyway, it has been reported that Magical Me himself (Clinton) flew into NJ to talk to McGreedy last night…why? To tell him to resign –to tell him not to resign? I want to know! It has also been reported that there will be a law suit filed by a man that worked in the Governor’s office charging him with sexual harassment. The man was made head of McGreedy’s security team after 9/11-- with NO previous security experience…hmmm….
Before you go thinking it was brave and honorable of him to disclose this information –the man that he was having the affair with (also a government official) –was basically blackmailing him…asking for a large amount of money to make it go away. He had no choice. For those of you who may not know –there has also been a big financial scandal brewing –having to do with his campaign finances. This man is also driving businesses from NJ by the truckloads with the Liberal method of tax the hell out of the ‘rich’. This resignation shouldn’t/doesn’t have to do with the fact that he is gay –just a seemingly corrupt person (but that didn’t stop
Anyway, here’s how this is relevant to you in other states. There is a NJ state law that says if a resignation is 60 days before a general election the people of NJ get to vote on the new Governor, BUT if it is after that the Lt. Gov. takes the position. Today is 82 days until the election, but McGreedy said that his resignation would be effective as of November 15th…how convenient! Is it all starting to come clear –
The person that would most likely be elected is a Republican (not the Democrat Lt. Gov.) –which means higher GOP turn out on election day –which means NJ is back in play as a swing state and Bush gets a real shot at winning it.
How shady is it to say ‘I resign’ –but not until 13 days after the election. I am quite sure that as the plot thickens and the real story unfolds, there will be lawsuits filed regarding the timing of the resignation (as there should be). Most people that I know from
On a completely seperate subject I would like to take a moment to say Happy Birthday to BigandMean!
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