Thursday, August 12, 2004

New Jersey Governor Resigns in Shame

New Jersey Governor James McGreevey just admitted to an extramarital affair with another man on his staff.

What makes this story worthy of note is that the governor admits his wrongdoing, intending to resign in November.

McGreevey asked for forgiveness for the "foolish, inexcusable" mistake of having an affair, saying he hoped the state's residents would extend grace to him. He said he would leave office in November 15.

Obviously, his actions were immoral. But at least he's acting like a real man, acknowledging the wrongness of his deeds and asking for forgiveness. That's more than may be expected from most politicians.

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