The Corner

Re: McGreevey

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+

position.

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.

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