Thursday, May 7, 2015

Liars Club

Would you seek counseling from either of these men?

Liars Club

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How in God's name did I miss this? Disgraced former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey opining on gay marriage with disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer on the latter's show on CNN. McGreevey, now in divinity school to be an Episcopal priest, credited the eradication of "shame" in new generations with the societal shift.

Seriously? Are there any two less qualified people in America to be talking about redemption than these  charter members of the political liars club? Both of these guys left office with their you-know-whats in the proverbial box. 

And yet, there is no more oddly fascinating second act than those involving clods responsible for destroying their own careers and families. Take McGreevey, still freaskishly confident enough to be rechristening himself as a consigliere of sorts to other power-obsessed, but closeted, pols.

“I've talked to individuals, but I am not so presumptuous as to say you should come out, you should not come out,” he told Spitzer. “Every individual has his or her own journey, and I respect that.”

Ugh. Watch if you dare and can stomach it.

 

-- Monica Yant Kinney

 

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