Thursday, August 12, 2004

Governor McGreevey

From the New York Times:

With his wife at his side, Gov. James E. McGreevey announced today that he is gay and would resign out of concern over the impact on the governor’s office of his disclosure of a sexual relationship with a man.

“I am a gay American,” Mr. McGreevey said in a short speech that was televised live from Trenton.

“I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man,” he said, adding that “it was wrong, it was foolish, it was inexcusable.”

Yes it was, but was it worth resigning over? If every politician who had an extramarital affair resigned, there would be a lot of empty offices. Oh, but McGreevey is gay. That makes it different. Doesn’t it?

No. At least it shouldn’t.

But it does. And more’s the pity.