Corruption Junction today
Hoping that bigger news would push him out of the news, McGreevey timed his announcement prior to the Olympics and the Republican Convention. It worked. By today, neither the Star Ledger nor the Trenton Times have him in their top stories. The only mention is a Trenton Times editorial, Time’s up, that points out that “Unless Gov. McGreevey leaves office by midnight tonight, which under the state constitution would allow a special election to be held to fill the remaining year of his term, an unelected individual will dominate the government of New Jersey as both acting governor and Senate president until January 2006”, but that was the last of a series, so to speak.
Unfortunately for the voter, time’s not up. McGreevey plans on staying. The only question is, for how long?
NY Times has a story that hopefuly claims McGreevey Seems Set To Exit On His Terms, but if you look at Newsday, Union visit first kicks off McGreevey’s new schedule, hardly a sign of a departing politician:
the once-accessible governor has been in virtual seclusion.
That will change Friday, his aides say, with an appearance at a Labor Day rally for union supporters. In the coming days, McGreevey will resume an active public calendar
Then there’s still the “victim of homophobia” meme, where now Mrs McGreevey is the victim, along with him, McGreevey’s ‘Lie & Try’: By lying his way to acceptance and trying to live against his nature, the N.J. governor is a classic victim
THE DINA MATOS McGreeveys of the world are the victims of everything society ask gays to do: lie, cheat and steal. Lie about our sexuality, cheat our own nature and steal our future from the fruits of honesty.
Ironically, the article’s author, Michael Alvear, lives in blissful ignorance of the lying about political appointees, cheating on the taxpayer, and stealing from public funds going on by non-gay people in NJ politics. (I won’t use the word “straight”). I was tempted to send him a long list of links from my posts of the past 3 weeks, but decided Mr. Alvear was clueless enough he’d miss the point. Jeff Edelstein’s proposing that Dina cash in on the victimhood: Golden parachute for Jersey’s first lady, something you have already heard about in this blog.
As to that lawsuit to get McGreevey out of Drumthwacket, AG seeks dismissal of suit to unseat McGreevey now: Hearing on lawsuit filed by Princeton attorneys set for Wednesday
A federal judge will hold a hearing Wednesday on a lawsuit filed by two Princeton attorneys that claims Gov. James E. McGreevey’s delayed resignation violates federal voting laws.
But state Attorney General Peter J. Harvey filed papers this week asking the federal court to dismiss the lawsuit as untimely, since the governor has not formally resigned from office.
. . . Attorney General Harvey said the Aug. 12 announcement was only “an intention to resign at a future date.”
He really hasn’t technically resigned. What’s to stop him from deciding on November 15th, when the furor will have died down and the country will be post Presidential election, that he really didn’t mean it when he said he was going to resign??
Like my friend was saying two days ago, McGreevey’s staying. If I were Codey, I wouldn’t be counting on those two paychecks yet.