Thursday, August 12, 2004

Gov. James E. McGreevey announced his resignation

Here is what I was looking for. Unfortunately it is as bad as I thought. Instead of allowing a special election, by delaying the resignation until after the general election the Democratic Senate President Richard Codey will take over. Sounds a little shady to me. Does NJ always have these types of shenanigans going on? Remember Robert Torricelli and how the Democrats dumped him at the last minute? Feels like a banana republic...

Question: Does anyone think that the mainstream press will seriously question the timing of the resignation? Will Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw or Peter Jennings wonder if this procedure is in the best interest of the voters? How do you think they would react if it were a Republican governor stepping down after an election in order to make sure a Republican can take his place...without an election?

Here is the article talking about the transition after McGreevey resigns:

Gov. James E. McGreevey will resign as Governor of New Jersey on November 15 after acknowledging that he is gay and engaged in an affair with another man. He will be succeeded by Senate President Richard J. Codey, a 57-year-old Democrat from Essex County who has served in the legislature since 1974.

Had McGreevey resigned before September 15, a special gubernatorial election would have been held on November 2, 2004. Codey will take office on November 15 and will serve until the end of McGreevey's current term in January 2006.


Post a Comment

<< Home