N.J. Gov. McGreevey Says He's Homosexual, Will Resign

I’m not exactly sure how his homosexuality plays into the fund-raising scandals, but he seems to have been determined to come all the way out of the closet.

NEW YORK — In a stunning announcement, Gov. James E. McGreevey announced his resignation Thursday and acknowledged that he had an extramarital affair with another man. “My truth is that I am a gay American,” he said.

The married father of two said his resignation would be effective Nov. 15.

…[H]e has been dogged by several scandals involving fund-raising.

McGreevey, a Democrat, rose from suburban mayor to state chief executive by his tenacious pursuit of party politics, maintaining a power base days after he narrowly lost to Republican Christie Whitman in 1997.

McGreevey never truly stopped that campaign until he won in November 2001, beating Republican Bret Schundler by 15 percentage points.Allegedly he’s going to be accused of rape and/or bribery to cover[ing] up a homosexual affair with a staff member. In case you’re feeling like he’s such a brave guy for coming out, it’s also worth considering what a dickhead he is for putting a wife and children through this.

Of course somehow this will all be the fault of the evil Republicans.

Update: More on the the affair with Israeli poet and former state homeland security adviser Golan Cipel at NJ.com: Weblogs, and Editor & Publisher.

Update 2: See I told you someone would try to blame Republicans.

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