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General Board / Re: I Am a Gay American
« on: June 18, 2006, 07:48:21 AM »

[...] ó The biggest reason Jim McGreevey was disgraced and was forced to resign had little if anything to do with him being gay. [...]

[...] It would have been just as bad if Jim McGreevey were heterosexual and he tried to have his mistress head up homeland security and later hook her up in jobs with firms doing business with the state government that she clearly wasn't qualified for. [...]

The bigger, more important story about Jim McGreevey was that one had a sense that he was willing to do or say absolutely anything in order to get and then hold on to political power. Him hiding his sexuality, getting married twice and having two daughters is bad enough. However, as a commentator, his private life shouldn't be my business or any one else's. The problem is that what he did privately just simply mirrors the countless decisions Jim McGreevey made and the deals that he struck with all kinds of shady, unscrupulous, not to mention unethical characters from whom he took tens of thousands of dollars from in political contributions and then tried to do favors for them once in office. McGreevey cut deals with political bosses who had way too much influence on him. [...]

The irony is that McGreevey being gay was never the issue. It was all of the other things he did that made him no longer tenable as the state's chief executive. If McGreevey's book is called "The Confession," this apparently refers to the statement he made in the August 12, 2004 press conference when he announced; "I am a gay American." Fact is, most of us either involved in New Jersey government or covering it already knew that. Most of us didnít really care. That was McGreevey's private business, not ours. But Jim McGreevey is no dummy. He knows that the way to sell books, get on Oprah and pay back the publisher who gave him a $500,000 advance is to talk about sex. It is to engage in sensationalism and hyperbole. [...]


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General Board / Re: So Far
« on: June 18, 2006, 07:38:52 AM »
yea right

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General Board / Re: poor lawyers
« on: June 18, 2006, 07:37:34 AM »
OK

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General Board / Re: Was the war in Iraq a war of choice?
« on: June 18, 2006, 07:35:23 AM »

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General Board / Re: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
« on: June 18, 2006, 07:34:41 AM »
Very intriguing!

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General Board / Re: Law Schools To Avoid At All Costs!
« on: June 18, 2006, 07:29:34 AM »

Some of you people really are sickening, let me guess you are at or near the bottom of your class so you assume becaquse you can barely get by that those at lower ranked schools (USNews is a farce in its rankings anyway) must be dumber than you.


I am assuming you're placing these people at/near the bottom of their T1/2 class .. I'd like to see you amend your assumption and guess these schmucks to be at/near the bottom of their T4 class ..

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