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Old 08-12-2004, 04:04 PM   Jim McGreevey, New Jersey Governor, resigns due to affair. Post #1
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Jim McGreevey, New Jersey Governor, resigns due to affair.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/....nj/index.html

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New Jersey governor reveals he's gay
McGreevey announces resignation after telling of affair
Thursday, August 12, 2004 Posted: 4:46 PM EDT (2046 GMT)

(CNN) -- Dropping a political bombshell, New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey announced his resignation Thursday as he revealed he is a gay man who carried on an adulterous affair with a man.

With his wife standing by his side, McGreevey spoke in calm tones as he described his struggle with his sexuality, something that he said began as a child.

"My truth is that I am a gay American," McGreevey said.

He also spoke of an affair with a man and asked for his family's forgiveness.

"I have decided the right course of action is to resign," McGreevey said.

He said his resignation would be effective November 15.

"This is an intensely personal decision and not one typically for the public domain," McGreevey said of his revelation. "Yet, it cannot and should not pass."

McGreevey, a first-term Democrat, took office in January 2002. His term wasn't due to expire until January 2006.

Senate President Richard Codey, another Democrat, will replace McGreevey as the state's chief executive; the state has no lieutenant governor's office.

Once considered a rising star in Democratic circles, McGreevey, 47, served in the state Legislature and as mayor of the town of Woodbridge before winning the governorship.

A Quinnipiac University poll released August 4 showed McGreevey's approval among state voters fell sharply after two Democratic fund-raisers were indicted on federal charges in July -- one of them accused of lining up prostitutes to discredit a witness in a tax fraud investigation, the other accused of extortion.
This will be front page headlines tomorrow...all across the US perhaps.

This has to be one of the highest ranking officials in US history to publically admit his homosexuality.

Edit: Is this affair on as big a scale as Clinton's?

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Old 08-12-2004, 05:00 PM   Jim McGreevey, New Jersey Governor, resigns due to affair. Post #2
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Is this affair on as big a scale as Clinton's?
Nope..

Too bad we live in a world where differences make others get looked down upon.
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Old 08-12-2004, 06:00 PM   Jim McGreevey, New Jersey Governor, resigns due to affair. Post #3
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I agree with that, Cyra.

It's a shame that it had to come out like this :-/
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Old 08-12-2004, 07:52 PM   Jim McGreevey, New Jersey Governor, resigns due to affair. Post #4
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::sigh:: I <3 McGreevey. Such an awesome dude. He helped a friend of my family get a law passed (Maggie's Law) that says anyone who causes an accident while knowingly fatigued will be charged with vehicular homicide. It was huge for my family... I will always be grateful to him, and respect him.

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Old 08-12-2004, 09:15 PM   Jim McGreevey, New Jersey Governor, resigns due to affair. Post #5
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This has to be one of the highest ranking officials in US history to publically admit his homosexuality.
Barney Frank's gay. Isn't/Wasn't he in Congress?
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Old 08-12-2004, 10:18 PM   Jim McGreevey, New Jersey Governor, resigns due to affair. Post #6
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*sigh* He didn't have to quit...they can't boot him out because he prefers bolts over nuts, and besides, they didn't fire Clinton for adultery, so McGreevey has a chance. At least Jim McG had a reason to cheat on his wife.
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Old 08-12-2004, 10:32 PM   Jim McGreevey, New Jersey Governor, resigns due to affair. Post #7
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That's pretty shocking. And If Gov McGreevey feels like this is the best course of action, then so be it.


On a lighter note, however, we haven't heard of Dick Cheney's gay sex affairs... One can only wonder. He said that F word on the congress floor to a fellow senator. That kinky Veep!
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:12 PM   Jim McGreevey, New Jersey Governor, resigns due to affair. Post #8
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I'd like this thread to die, but the story gets worse...and worse....and worse.

Not only do Republicans want him to resign before November 15th (If he resigned right now, special elections would take place), but Democrats want him to resign, too.

Golan Cipel, the man he had the affair with, said that he's straight and they may be filing a sexual harassment suit.

Jesus, how often does he have to get ass kicked by everybody?
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