The Bad Hair psychic?, revisited.
Friday, August 13, 2004 prediction
By framing his resignation in confessional, “gay American” patriotic terms, McGreevey’s hiding behind smoke and mirrors. His speech lays the groundwork for a comeback. Anyone not familiar with the corruption scandals of his administration (as most viewers of international cable TV are not likely to be), or the ruinous overspending, would be sympathetic. Commentators are already admiring his courage. Magazine covers will follow.
Thursday, August 19, 2004 prediction:
After the celebrity interviews and magazine covers, a book deal! Ghost writer, book, interview on 60 Minutes. Movie rights to follow.
As I pointed out on August 19, didn’t have to wait for a hiatus. Roberto’s asking McGreevey Come Back?? because McG’s hired a PR agency to advise him, get this, folks, about the best way to resume his political career. Jim points out, “In addition, he has mentioned to friends the possibility of writing a book”.
Even Torricelli says McGreevey has “an extraordinary credibility problem,” but would that stop McGreevey’s comeback?
I don’t think so.