The Pot & The Kettle (one of whom is also “PatriotPal”, a loyal GP commenter and friend) has the dirt on New Jersey’s favorite corrupt gay ex-Governor.
McGreevey will be on Oprah in September. The Pot isn’t impressed..
Oprah, girl, what were you thinking? Jimbo’s fifteen minutes were up a few hours ago and his book isn’t going to change that. Plus, do you really need to be chit chatting about another memoir filled with lies?
P&K also tell us that the McGayvenator has a new beau.
And to top it all off, the Advocate gives us some “TMI” dirt on the former Guv. He cruised truck stops.
A much-anticipated memoir from the nation’s first openly gay governor is due out this fall. But excerpts from the book by former New Jersey governor James McGreevey are already causing a small storm of media hype.
In the book, titled The Confession (ReganBooks), McGreevey reveals that he once resorted to anonymous sex at highway rest stops. McGreevey, who proclaimed himself “a gay American” in 2004 while announcing his impending resignation as governor, engaged in the secret encounters because he feared having a relationship with a man would ruin his chances of success as a politician.
“So instead I settled for the detached anonymity of bookstores and rest stops as a compromise, but one that was wholly unfulfilling and morally unsatisfactory,” McGreevey writes in the book, according to the excerpts published Sunday in The [Newark, N.J.] Star-Ledger. The excerpts do not mention whether the activities took place during his tenure as governor.
What a great role model for young gay Americans, right? I wonder if our friends over at the HRC and NGLTF still stand behind their praise of McGreevey as “courageous” and “honest and straightforward”?
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to spend my money this summer on this book by a true gay American role model. It is written by someone who believes in all that is good about America and stands up for her beliefs and stands behind her family.