Israeli Agent Sodomizes NJ Governor
- In the past year McGreevey was photographed in the Jewish press as an
honorary Jew. He was instrumental in the suppression and vilification
of the Conference for Palestine at Rutgers University. He is also
rumored to have been excommunicated from the Catholic Church. One
wonders why New Jersey is still trying to get an Israeli as head of
Homeland Security. An Israeli security company was in charge of every
airport that let the alleged 9/11 hijackers through. McGreevey was
also instrumental in getting the State of NJ to invest all its
retirement plans (401K) in risky Israeli stocks and bonds.
N.J. governor, saying he's gay, resigns office
McGreevey's decision comes ahead of expected sex-harassment lawsuit
NBC, MSNBC and news services
Aug. 12, 2004
TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey announced his
resignation Thursday afternoon, saying he had had an extramarital
affair with another man that could leave the state government
vulnerable to undue outside influences.
"My truth is that I am a gay American," McGreevey, a Democratic
former prosecutor who has seen several political aides and fund-
raisers accused of corruption, said at a televised news conference.
"Shamefully, I engaged in adult consensual affairs with another man,
which violates my bonds of matrimony," said McGreevey, 47, the
married father of two. "It was wrong. It was foolish. It was
McGreevey said his secret both his sexuality and his affair left
the governor's office vulnerable. "I am removing these threats by
telling you about my sexuality," he said.
Specter of lawsuit
WABC-TV of New York reported that McGreevey was expecting a lawsuit
by a former aide accusing him of sexual harassment. The station
identified the former aide as Golan Cipel, who resigned as
McGreevey's security adviser in 2002 after months of questioning
about his credentials and job qualifications.
Aug. 12: "My truth is that I am a gay American," New Jersey Gov.
James E. McGreevey said. Watch his entire statement.
A former Israeli sailor and a published poet, Cipel, 33, was
criticized because he did not have a security clearance or law
enforcement background. He had worked in television news and public
The governor, who was married once before, said he had long struggled
with the thoughts of his sexuality.
"Because of my resolve and also thinking I was doing the right thing,
I also forced what I thought was an acceptable reality onto myself,"
Steven Fisher, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, which
advocates for gay and lesbian causes, told MSNBC-TV: "Coming out is a
deeply personal journey, and Governor McGreevey today showed enormous
Earlier this year, McGreevey signed a domestic partners law granting
gay and lesbian couples many of the same rights as married couples.
But he explicitly opposed same-sex marriages throughout the 2002
campaign and his administration.
McGreevey called on judges in 2002 to reject petitions seeking to
legalize same-sex marriages, saying they would have a "detrimental
impact ... in the state of New Jersey." He stepped into the national
controversy over same-sex marriages last March when he directed the
state attorney general to order local officials not to issue marriage
licenses to same-sex couples.
Veteran New Jersey politician
The resignation is effective Nov. 15, McGreevey said. State Senate
President Richard Codey will serve the rest of his term, which ends
at the end of next year.
"My heart goes out to Jim McGreevey and his family during this
difficult personal time," Codey said. "Jim McGreevey is a good person
and good friend, and today's events sadden me."
McGreevey, who appeared at the news conference with his wife and
parents, will spend the weekend with his family, said his spokesman,
James E. McGreevey
Birthdate: Aug. 6, 1957, in Jersey City, N.J.
Education: BA, Columbia University, 1978; JD, Georgetown University,
1981; MA, Harvard University, 1982
Political experience: New Jersey governor, 2002-04; Woodbridge mayor,
1992-2001; state senator, 1994-97; state Assembly member, 1990-91
Other experience: Assistant prosecutor, Middlesex County, 1982-83;
executive director, New Jersey Parole Board, 1985-87; lobbyist, Merck
& Co., 1987-89.
Family: Married to Dina Matos McGreevey; two children, Morag Veronica
and Jacqueline Matos.
SOURCE: Associated Press
Rasmussen declined to answer any questions about the future of
McGreevey's marriage. McGreevey himself refused to answer questions
at the news conference.
McGreevey, the state's 51st governor, took office 2½ years ago, and,
despite inheriting a $5 billion budget deficit, he steadfastly
refused to boost income taxes for most New Jerseyans, instead raising
taxes on millionaires, casinos and cigarettes.
McGreevey, a Democrat, rose from suburban mayor to state chief
executive by his tenacious pursuit of party politics, maintaining a
power base even after he narrowly lost to Republican Christine Todd
Whitman in 1997.
McGreevey never truly stopped that campaign until he won in November
2001, beating Republican Bret Schundler by 15 percentage points.
McGreevey, who was born in Jersey City, graduated from Columbia
University in 1978. He earned a law degree from Georgetown University
in 1981 and a master's degree in education from Harvard University a
After briefly serving as a county prosecutor, McGreevey became a
lobbyist for a pharmaceutical company and then a state government
official. While in the Legislature, he voted for Gov. Jim Florio's
$2.8 billion tax hike, which prompted a voter rebellion against
By MSNBC.com's Alex Johnson. The Associated Press contributed to this
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