Friday, August 19, 2005

Philadelphia
L’affaire McGreevey one year on
These links should work until the 25th August. A local condescending hipster paper, through the column by its token Republican, nails what was wrong with his performance a year ago. Caught abusing the power of his office at the taxpayers’ expense he tried to play political correctness to get sympathy:
In addition to the outright refusal and the quasi-apology is the "spin-apology." Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey exemplified this best in his "candid" public apology to his wife and children over his homosexual affair and subsequent resignation from office. The "apology" wasn't the story, just the spin. The news should've been about McGreevey paying his lover $100,000 per year of taxpayer money for a job he wasn't qualified to perform — but his apology provided an angle no journalist could refuse: Politics and gay sex! ...McGreevey's "I am a gay American" declaration made his corruption sound downright noble. This month, it also landed him a book deal with HarperCollins. Whether he'll donate his royalty checks to the taxpayers of New Jersey was not mentioned in the press release.
A punto.

And...
Protesters rally outside Azafran restaurant, attempting to ruin business for the owner whose car was used in a hit and run. Because nothing ruins a business like making it a household name.

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