May 14, 2008
Posted: 02:08 PM ET
NEW YORK - Jim McGreevey is gay. He's gay, America. He is a gay American. We know it! Now, can we just move on?
Well, I guess we can't, because now the ugly McGreevey mess is playing out in court and in public. And I think we’re stuck on the McGreeveys in large part because he is homosexual. That's right, our prurient interest in Mr. McGreevey's sex life, or more to the point, his sexuality, is what has kept his story alive.
Yes, it is true, that if a governor, McGreevey or any other governor violated his oath of office, well, that's a story. If he, say, visited a prostitute, that would be news because it's illegal. And yes, an affair with a staffer - of the same sex or not – is also a problem, since there is serious potential for sexual harassment.
But let's face it. If Mr. McGreevey had that affair with a staffer of the same sex, if he were not gay, if he were a straight American, this divorce would be going down with a lot less fanfare. Sure, the McGreevey's are public figures. So yes, they’re fair game. But let's just be straight about the reasons why we care about their case. That’s the Last Word.
–Jami Floyd, In Session anchor
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