“You see, we are all complicit”,
said McGreevey in his speech yesterday. Maybe so, but to paraphrase Orwell, some are more complicit than others. McG’s speech was rich in literary name-dropping, with Aeschylus, Kipling, and Dr. Martin Luther King but no Machiavelli (as Roberto noticed), so I’m sure he’d appreciate a little Orwellianess. The self-congratulatory sorry-I-got-caught speech was otherwise an attempt at obscuring the true legacy of corruption he leaves behind.
No word yet as to a letter of resignation.
Paul Mulshine had a scary thought, saying “If you’d been running the Kerry campaign, he’d be president today,” I told McGreevey. Since we’re all on literary mode, Paul rhapsodises about the Great Gatsby, comparing McG with Gatsby and the Whitmans with Tom & Daisy Buchanan (an insult to the Whitmans if ever there was one). Let’s hope Paul noticed that Gatsby made his money in ways that didn’t stand scrutiny under the bright light of day.