The apology tour rolls on
As Roberto‘s been saying, McGreevey’s on an apology tour. Singin’ back-up, so to speak, is state Sen. Ray Lesniak, who says McGreevey should stay until the end of his term. The Star Ledger isn’t buying it,
Sorry, senator, but that argument isn’t even slightly persuasive. Most voters — perhaps naively — believe that a governor is supposed to do what’s right for the public without any prodding, that his overriding responsibility is to work toward making the state a better place to live. A governor shouldn’t have to undergo a catharsis for that to happen.
New Jersey’s residents entrusted McGreevey with their future. He betrayed them by putting his personal wants ahead of their safety. Just months after the events of 9/11, he named as the state’s security chief the person with whom he was having an affair, Golan Cipel, even though Cipel had no qualifications for the job.
Others in Trenton weren’t all that pleased over the prospect: ‘Don’t quit’ plea sends Trenton into tizzy.
As to the personal status, Wait just a darn second: Sources debunk rumors of McGreevey separation
This morning’s AM talk radio from NY had Curtis and Kuby starting their ad for the Brother labelmaker by saying “I won’t believe McGreedy’s moving until I see a receipt for the Brother labelmaker — he’ll need it for the boxes!”.
Jack sees the Apology Tour in these terms:
While the shaping of his legacy could be part of a scheme to un-resign in November, a more likely explanation is that it is designed to preserve McGreevey’s respectability. No corporate board or cushy non-profit will touch him unless he can emerge from his resignation as a victim, rather than a criminal
Jack also has posted on McG’s gargantuan stones, out of which McGreevey’s built his (metaphorical) legacy “house”.