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nathanielmark

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Re: NJ Governor Resigns AND Comes Out
« Reply #50 on: August 13, 2004, 10:27:34 AM »
i agree.  his statments will lessen the coming allegations... he made a calculated political decision, and there was no sincerity in his admission of wrong-doing.


It was his LAST option to do what he did at the press conference. That's not guts, that's doing something with a gun held to your held. If no press conference yesterday, all of this would have come out today. He is a fraud, a scumbag, and a loser. The citizens of New Jersey are paying the price for voting for this jackass.

By the way, did you know that New Jersey is one of only two states (West Virginia) that has a Democratic Governor, Two Democratic U.S. Senators, A majority Democratic Delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, and Democratic majorities in both the State House and Senate. In this one-party type of system, corruption breeds since there are no checks and balances.

buster

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Re: NJ Governor Resigns AND Comes Out
« Reply #51 on: August 13, 2004, 10:34:34 AM »
It was his LAST option to do what he did at the press conference. That's not guts, that's doing something with a gun held to your held. If no press conference yesterday, all of this would have come out today.

He still didn't have to get up in front of the cameras and say it. There was no gun, and he could have denied things like so many politicians would have.

By the way, did you know that New Jersey is one of only two states (West Virginia) that has a Democratic Governor, Two Democratic U.S. Senators, A majority Democratic Delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, and Democratic majorities in both the State House and Senate. In this one-party type of system, corruption breeds since there are no checks and balances.

Agreed. One party bad. Two parties bad. Actual representation of voter interests good.

lawyerboy

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Re: NJ Governor Resigns AND Comes Out
« Reply #52 on: August 13, 2004, 10:37:11 AM »
If he would have denied it, there were all sorts of media reports and witnesses that would have come crawling out of the woodwork. Plus, the Homeland Security Director appointment is OBVIOUSLY corrupt. I think McGreevey had no other options, which makes him a coward, not a hero. If he was really concerned, he'd resign immediately and allow the electorate to pick his new successor.

buster

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Re: NJ Governor Resigns AND Comes Out
« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2004, 10:41:19 AM »
If he would have denied it, there were all sorts of media reports and witnesses that would have come crawling out of the woodwork. Plus, the Homeland Security Director appointment is OBVIOUSLY corrupt. I think McGreevey had no other options, which makes him a coward, not a hero. If he was really concerned, he'd resign immediately and allow the electorate to pick his new successor.

Are you seriously arguing that politicians don't deny things that are widely known and reported to be true?

I wasn't commenting on his delayed resignation, by the way. If you thought I was I apologize. I was just expressing appreciation for his candor in coming out.

jgruber

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Re: NJ Governor Resigns AND Comes Out
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2004, 10:42:37 AM »
Hmmm.  Democrats who have good ideas but can't keep their peckers in their pants.

Republicans who have bad ideas and are just peckers.

its unfortunate because he had great policies.. why is it people like him and clinton who actually try to govern for the people get involved in corruption and this type of *&^%...  its very sad.

It really wasn't a secret that McGreevey was gay. In 2002, he injured his leg while vacationing at the beach with his male lover (no idea what they were doing!). He then proceeded to quickly fly his wife in, using taxpayer dollars, to make it look like it was a family vacation. He also helped his male lover buy a home near the Governor's mansion and his wife lived in a separate house. He also got his political staff to get his male lover a visa, circumventing the whole process. How can this be done pretty soon after September 11?

This whole thing makes me sick. There needs to be much more outrage.

lawyerboy

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Re: NJ Governor Resigns AND Comes Out
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2004, 11:03:49 AM »
McGreevey is from the Gray Davis school of governing, which operates like this:

You can be corrupt, and everyone knows it, but as long as you are a powerful Democrat, no one can touch you....

buster

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Re: NJ Governor Resigns AND Comes Out
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2004, 11:11:32 AM »
You sure this applies only to Democrats?

McGreevey is from the Gray Davis school of governing, which operates like this:

You can be corrupt, and everyone knows it, but as long as you are a powerful Democrat, no one can touch you....

lawyerboy

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Re: NJ Governor Resigns AND Comes Out
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2004, 11:12:45 AM »
Applies to politicians in states where they have NO chance of losing re-election. I just thought Gray Davis' re-election campaign was a good example.

dgatl

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Re: NJ Governor Resigns AND Comes Out
« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2004, 11:13:30 AM »
i can't wait for the TV movie about this story

buster

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Re: NJ Governor Resigns AND Comes Out
« Reply #59 on: August 13, 2004, 11:14:19 AM »
Applies to politicians in states where they have NO chance of losing re-election. I just thought Gray Davis' re-election campaign was a good example.

Okay, I see what you're saying, but it seems to me that both Davis and McGreevey have been touched up pretty good. (As was the Republican governor of Connecticut, BTW.)