In The Times’ hinterlands
: The Times doesn’t get Jersey, never has. See below and see this by Adam Nagourney in Sunday’s paper:
Voters seem willing to accept, to a certain extent, gay people as television characters and even as next-door neighbors. Yet for politicians, there are limits, as Mr. McGreevey made clear.
Listen to the voters about the voters, man, not to McGreevey about the voters. Go read forums and blogs and comments and see that you’re just not listening.
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: Zach Braff has a Garden State blog and just as his movie opens, his state gets the biggest news in at least a decade:
First a movie about the state, now a Gay Governor… what’s next- the World’s Fair?
What an exciting time to be from New Jersey. Why’s he quitting? Hell even Marion Barry hung in as Mayor of D.C. after he got caught taking a sip of the crack rock. A gay affair is nothing. When I was president of my elementary school student council I once purposely peed outside the urinal as an act of civil disobedience for being scolded for sniffing fruit scented markers. What did they expect? They were fruit scented! If you don’t want kids to sniff markers, make them smell like ass, not grapes.
: If PBS had any class, they’d preempt all their programming for a day — say, tomorrow — to run 24 hours of Julia Child, who brought taste to America and class to PBS and fun to Saturday Night Live. Instead, my PBS station was running frigging infomericals for painting kits this morning.
: Here’s Julie’s tribute to Julia.
Down and down we go…
: Golan Cipel is looking so bad he’ll make McGreevey look good. The latest:
A man who said New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey sexually harassed him was pushing for a cash settlement of up to $50 million before the governor decided to announce he is homosexual and had an extramarital affair, sources said.
Golan Cipel’s demands also included a last-minute push to have McGreevey’s administration approve development plans for a private medical college in the state, two senior members of the administration said Saturday. Both sources spoke on condition of anonymity….
The school’s board members include Charles Kushner, a real estate developer who gave millions to Jewish organizations and politicians, including Mr. McGreevey and former U.S. senator Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.).
: Cipel says he never did it with the gayGuv and that he’s straight.