After all, this isn't Massachusetts

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 13, 2004

The governor resigned, and headline stories cited "an extramarital affair with a man." This is confusing, because:

1) It wasn't the affair itself that drove the governor out of office; it was the threat of blackmail and/or sexual-harassment charges.

2) The governor is male. He had an affair with a man. Thanks, folks, but we know it was "extramarital."

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  • Posted by: - Aug. 14, 2004 8:32 PM ET USA

    Patriot 6908: Agreed! I also blame spineless bishops and priests who give the Catholic faithful the (wrong) impression that voting for pro-abortion politicians is OK! However, we cannot be blind to the fact that many "Catholics" will always vote for certain politicians, even though these politicians are pro-abortion. Many "Catholic" voters are "Hereditary Democrats" who refuse to vote for an anti-abortion candidate from a different party. The clergy should treat this sad, "hereditary" disease.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 14, 2004 12:18 PM ET USA

    This guy will probably resurface as Hillary Clinton's running mate someday.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 13, 2004 5:48 PM ET USA

    Dear AMDG: Of course, Catholics (many!) do vote for the sleaze of society because many (if not most) shepherds have been mistreating the men servants and chasing (well, that's for God to know). Now, the Master has a strange way of exposing his steward-shepards who were nodding off and these days it's evident in the emergence of a continual stream of sewer emissions from various Catholic liberal sources.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 13, 2004 1:07 PM ET USA

    Now the press will make him a hero because he is homosexual. He's a corrupt, pro-abortion, sodomite. I am originally from NJ, and his pro-abortion stance has been clear for ages; nevertheless, the majority of "Catholics" in NJ voted him. We should also be shocked by this, but history keeps repeating itself....and Catholics keep voting for pro-abortion creeps.

  • Posted by: Brad - Aug. 13, 2004 12:08 PM ET USA

    This man should not only resign but pay back the taxpayers of the state. He has no business retaining his job until November 15th - he has put the whole state in a position of being held ransom because he couldn't control his sexual urges. Sounds like a former president we had. Those that think private lives have no impact on public life, think again - and it doesn't just impact the person - it impacts the governored.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 13, 2004 10:42 AM ET USA

    And 3, Federal investigators are close on the Governor's heals investigating the appointment of his lover, an Israeli citizen, to a $110,000 homeland security job for which he was unqualified and could not obtain a security clearance, among other scandals numerous even by New Jersey standards. The resignation, effective in November, protects Democratic control of the statehouse and prevents a special election which would likely result in the election of a Republican governor.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 13, 2004 10:07 AM ET USA

    Read the whole story! (An immoral personal life and a corrupt public life go together.) His bishop didn’t know it at the time, but he was ever so right in asking McGreevey to stay away from the Communion rail. “Now they who are according to the flesh mind the things of the flesh… For the wisdom of the flesh is hostile to God, for it is not subject to the law of God, nor can it be. And they who are carnal cannot please God.” (Rom 8: 5-8, CCD)

  • Posted by: - Aug. 13, 2004 9:32 AM ET USA

    It puts one in mind of the expression to "make a virtue of necessity", right? Or, as we here in the Midwest call it, the "Weakland Syndrome"...