Friday, August 13, 2004

POLITICS AS USUAL: AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER

By now, I'm sure we've all read about the prompt resignation of NJ Governor James McGreevey after his affair. Man, does that ever suck.

I think that if Governor McGreevey had been caught (ahem) with his pants down "entertaining" a woman, it would have been business as usual. Am I right?

Another question I'll throw out as well: Should he have resigned? Is there a co-relation between his private life and political life?

My 0.02 cents? I understand why he resigned: He didn't want to spend the rest of his term defending his little "indiscretion", so he took the (in relative terms) easy way out. But on the other hand, he is a Democrat from New Jersey. While many (if not most) of those voters are of the more working class, blue-collar variety, you would think his base would be a little more forgiving then, say, a Baptist Republican Governor. As well, he was honest (albeit after he was about to be hit with a lawsuit) in coming clean about the affair, and I'm a big believe that when you say to the public "Look, I made a big mistake. I'm sorry. It will be corrected", the public often forgives.

It would have been interesting to see him take a shot at another term.



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Postscript: I guess there was a lot more to this story than an affair. Take a look at:

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