McGreevey can't be governor if he's gay?

N.J. Gov. James E. McGreevey

I dunno, the news just broke and we don't know the whole story, but you gotta wonder, as Barry asked just now, "He resigned? Is being gay more shameful than being corrupt?"

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Um, maybe you guys didnt watch the actual press conference, but only saw the abreviated press reports - he said rather clearly that being GAY isn't the reason for resignation - that the circumstances surrounding his affair (admittedly, he didnt go into those details) is why he is resigning. And besides, he isn't merely gay - he's a married man, who put his boyfriend on staff at taxpayers expense, advising the State of New Jersey on terrorism - something the man, had no expereince with! Too bad other politicians arent wise enough to resign, rather than spend months or years defending themselves.

I think he's pretty screwed up on this stuff. He opposed gay marriage, he wouldn't confront his Catholic bishop when he threatened to withhold communion over his pro-choice stance, and he's clueless enough to think that the USA is the best country in the world for queers and other minorities:

"And so my truth is that I am a gay American. And I am blessed to live in the greatest nation with the tradition of civil liberties, the greatest tradition of civil liberties in the world, in a country which provides so much to its people."

It's a sad story overall, but I'm not thinking of him as much of a hero right now.

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Published on August 12, 2004 5:32 PM.

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