“McGreevey keeps on running”,
according to today’s Star Ledger
Returning last week to the campaign style of governance he always has favored, McGreevey keeps on running — even though his scandal-shortened term is drawing to a close, his lame-duck powers are waning and his political future is grim.
McGreevey, who hasn’t signed a letter of resignation, also hasn’t signed a contract with his $420/hr lawyer, so the taxpayers won’t know — at least for a while — how much McG’s defense is costing them.
While there’s lots of people who know that, by placing Cipel as homeland security aide in the wake of September 11, “What the governor did is unacceptable”, I stand by my position that he’s making sure his political future isn’t all that grim. All the troubles listed in my first 2 paragraphs are just part of the game. As Peter Lynch said, “it’s always darkest before pitch black”. There’s plenty of room for McG to maneuver. Look at what the Star Ledger article has to say:
In a survey of 738 registered voters, 46 percent said they approved his performance in office, while 42 percent disapproved. The rest were undecided.
I think Roberto‘s on the money
It appears to me McGreevey’s recent public appearances have been part of an apology tour, where he says he made mistakes and has asked God for forgiveness. This is to set him up for the possibility that he decides on November 15th to announce, “See, the people of New Jersey have forgiven me, they want me to stay!!”
There’s even a Rutgers professor that states “”The case of McGreevey is a bit nuanced.”.