Monday, August 04, 2008

McGreevey divorce is wrapping up

Few things in modern Garden State history have been as drawn out, as painful to watch or as preposterous as the McGreevey divorce hearings. Four years ago, Gov. Jim McGreevey jumped New Jersey from the frontpages to fodder for the late night talk show hosts when he loudly proclaimed he was a "gay American."

He stepped down, but has lingered in the news ever since like the creepy preacher in "Poltergeist." From tales of the strange and bizarre where it involves 'extracurriculars' to demands by an ex-wife of being kept in the condition she was accustomed -- first lady of New Jersey (as if anyone would elect the guy for dog catcher), it has been one thing after the next.

The McGreevey divorce proceedings have been nothing if not proof positive that there is something very wrong with our political system here. Next door, former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer got into hot water, stepped down and was gone from the stage in moments. Meanwhile, McGreevey just keeps on keeping on where it involves the news. I can't wait for the day when the guy finally moves on, taking his twisted legacy with him. Maybe people haven't heard of McGreevey in Vermont. Are ex-governor exchanges possible? There's something worth finding out about.

Well, reportedly, the divorce is wrapping up. All I have to say is I'll believe it when I see it.

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