Kathryn, you are quite correct that by staying in office until November (or,
more accurately, by not leaving office before Sept. 15), McGreevey manages
to prevent a special election that would take place on Election Day, Nov.
2nd. That’s Weaselly Action Number One.
Weaselly Action Number Two is that this involves an apparent sexual
harassment lawsuit coming from McGreevey’s lover. The governor had placed
the gentleman in question on the state payroll. In fact, he was McGreevey’s
homeland security/terrorism adviser. McGreevey had to replace him when it
became quite obvious that the person was totally unqualified for the $100K+
So, the quick, free-of-titillation-story is that a politician has an affair,
pays his paramour on the public dime, gets caught and — partly because of
the corruption that had come to infest his administration at all levels –
resigns. End of story.