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Posted on Sep 29, 2006
James McGreevey

Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, who stepped down after he was outed in 2004, speaks to Jon Stewart about his new book and how living in the closet prepared him for the duplicity of politics. 

“And, Ironically, the lessons that I learned in the closet—my inability to be honest and open with who and what I was and trying to maintain the perception of being straight…that ultimately—that provided a skill-set that actually helped in politics, because so much of politics, you know, is perception.”

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By Lamont Cranston, October 1, 2006 at 11:41 am Link to this comment
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Umm… to quote from a waitress at the diner where I saw the news break;
“Don’t quit because you’re gay! Quit because you’re crooked!”

In case you forgot, he put his boyfriend in a goverment job, as in taxpayer funds.

He’s gay? big deal. He’s crooked? get rid of him.
(We return to the McGreevy love-fest)

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By NHS, September 30, 2006 at 7:45 am Link to this comment
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Image over substance, that’s the point of the interview.  It’s sad our political system runs that way. 

the voting public falls for candidates with good looks, good soundbites, and good PR.  Because, we are not allowed to see whether candidates have good character.  “Handlers” and “strategist” control every waking moment of a major candidate or politician. Politicians gain and maintain power solely on their ability to stay “on topic,” control “spin,” and evade tough questions.

Voters need to recognize these techniques and the news media should actively point them out when used.  We should not have to wait for some comedian to crack a joke to expose the obvious

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By Broiler, September 29, 2006 at 9:16 am Link to this comment
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“I DO care that he put someone he was having sex with on the state payroll.  I don’t care if it was his wife, girlfriend, boyfriend—it’s WRONG.  Taxpayers should not pay for a politician’s sex partner. Period.” - Mad as Hell

Well said!

To top it off his sex partner was a foreigner and
was given the position “homeland security advisor”.
It was a total embarassment. He was rear ending
his advisor and the state. Speaking for the state,
we were not consenting!

Do what you want to do in private but not on our dime!

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By Taylor, September 29, 2006 at 9:00 am Link to this comment
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Hey Jim,
That’s what you get for living in new jersey, haha.  Is R-Kelly from there?

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By Mad as Hell, September 29, 2006 at 6:39 am Link to this comment
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Who Cares?  Why is he getting bandwith?

McSleazy NEVER impressed me, Straight or Gay.  I don’t care that he’s Gay.  I don’t even care that it broke up his marriage—that’s his private business and not mine at all.  As long as his partners are consenting adults, I don’t care.

I DO care that he put someone he was having sex with on the state payroll.  I don’t care if it was his wife, girlfriend, boyfriend—it’s WRONG.  Taxpayers should not pay for a politician’s sex partner. Period.

And, of course, it came out at a TERRIBLE time—in the fall of 2004, just before the Presidential election, giving Republicans a welcome distraction. McGreevey made QUITE a side show!

Beyond that, he was a lousy candidate in both elections for governor. And he was a lousy governor.  Acting Governor Richard Codey did more for New Jersey in a few months than McGreevey did in his entire tenure.

Unfortunately, Codey, the people’s choice to replace Jon Corzine as US Senator, declined the appointment, preferring to remain in the State Senate, leaving NJ with another sleaze, Robert Menendez, who didn’t have the guts last night to oppose the bill overturning Habeas Corpus.

I hope McGreevey now has a long, happy and prosperous life. QUIETLY!  Bye-Bye,Jim.

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