McGreevey Book Doesn't Tell All
He's still denying his corruption
, trying to claim it was just part of being gay:He acknowledged giving his lover, Golan Cipel, a job as head of state homeland security for which he was unqualified. Here is how he described it:
"A spectacular lapse of judgment."
The word "corruption" did not come up.
McGreevey was portrayed as resigning because of a "gay sex scandal." That is only a partial truth. He resigned because of a corruption scandal that involved sex, and involved his coming out of the closet. His political career might have overcome the lies of his personal life once he started telling the truth. He might have been a sympathetic figure, a tortured man who lived a lie because that is what society expected, and what he says his religion demanded. He could have been a great spokesman for the cause of gay rights.