McGreevey’s Resignation Covers Up Real Crime
Impeachment is the only answer
By Joe Giardiello
New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey has done a good job so
far in covering up the real reason for his resignation.
If all there was to this story was that Governor McGreevey
had a homosexual liaison it is exceeding unlikely that he would feel any public
pressure to leave office.
Let’s face it – If that were all he did he would be
considered a hero of his party and be given a prime speaking spot at the next
Democratic Party convention.
McGreevey’s spin control, which he has been allowed to
get away with up to this point, was to make the announcement that he was
resigning because of the shame his marital infidelity brought upon him.
The fact now fixed in everyone’s mind is that McGreevey’s resignation
was a “courageous” act, as attested to by former Republican Governor
Christie Whitman, by someone truly sorry for his indiscretions.
Not so fast. Contrary
to what McGreevey and the press
would like us to believe, McGreevey is not resigning because he had a gay
affair. He is resigning because he
knows he committed an impeachable offense.
According to several media sources, the person was involved with is Golan
Cipel, described by the press as an Israeli poet.
His crime here is that he gave his homosexual lover a state
job so he could keep him close at hand. And
not only did he give him a taxpayer-funded job for which he was clearly not
qualified, he gave him a job as Homeland Security Advisor.
(Remember that next time some Democrat tells you he is
going to be tough on terrorism.).
far we have not learned whether McGreevey made this appointment before, after or
during his sexual affair with Cipel – a man with exactly zero experience in
homeland security. But based on the
evidence available now, it would seem unlikely McGreevey would have appointed a
poet to such an important position without ulterior motives.
Either McGreevey was giving his lover a cushy state job or he was giving
in to blackmail by “a long-time friend and former campaign aide.”
Under the New Jersey Constitution, if McGreevey were to
leave office before November 15, the state would be required to hold a special
election to fill the remainder of his term.
McGreevey’s decision to wait to resign is a cynical political ploy and he should not be rewarded for it. The New Jersey Legislature should begin impeachment proceedings immediately.
CONSTITUTION Ariticle VII Section III
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