Gov downplays Cipel’s homeland security role
The man who threatened to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Gov. James E. McGreevey was simply an adviser on “a number of issues” and never compromised the state’s homeland security, McGreevey said yesterday.
However, two years ago, McGreevey boasted of Golan Cipel’s hiring and fought to keep him in the $110,000 post even when news media and lawmakers raised questions about Cipel’s qualifications and inability to gain a security clearance because he was a foreign citizen.
While McG downplays the damage, John notices that “The Asbury Park Press reports that McGreevey himstress Golan Cipel was given sensitive New Jersey security info as well as tours of some of Jersey’s potential terror targets”.
Meanwhile, as Roberto points out, we find McGreevey on Public Relations Roll: McGreevey targets outsourcing so contractors doing work for New Jersey will be barred from using subcontractors who ship jobs overseas. Date set to discuss tax convention, and McG has “A newly created task force to determine if a constitutional convention on property taxes is needed and what its scope would be will hold its inaugural meeting on Sept. 21”.
What he can’t seem to figure out is that a constitutional convention is useless if government mismanagement and overspending continue.