Friday, August 13, 2004

The Real Truth

"My truth is that I am a gay American." - Jim McGreevey, Governor of New Jersey, at his resignation yesterday.

Total crap. The truth is that McGreevey put the state of New Jersey in jeopardy because he hired a person with whom he had an intimate relationship. The truth is he opened himself and the state (and the taxpayers) to potential liability because of a potential sexual harassment lawsuit.

What this man has done is tried to hide behind his homosexuality. He’s using this, and the doubtless politically correct support that coming out brings, to deflect the topic from his potential crime.

Even worse, he’s making the case that he’s resigning because he’s gay. Essentially his sexual orientation disqualifies him from office.

Total crap. Ideas and character are what qualifies a person for office. When you dodge an issue by impugning others, as Jack Ryan did with his son, you destroy your own character. By impugning the gay community to save himself, he throws his character in the toilet.

This man is a disservice to his party, to his constituents, and the gay community. He should not resign in November. He should leave today.

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