Can Alan Keyes run for Governor in New Jersey at the same time as he’s running for the Senate in Illinois?
UPDATE: My question was tongue-in-cheek, but only just. As Sandy P. points out in the comments, the Governor scheduled his resignation for too late a date to make an electoral challenge possible in November.
McGreevey was politically astute to go for preemptive full disclosure as soon as it became clear that damaging information about him would eventually come out. Now he puts it behind him and does the national Democrats a favor. If he had denied or been evasive, the leaks and scandal would have been front-page news for a long time and would have diverted badly-needed media attention from John Kerry. And by not resigning immediately he makes it much easier for the NJ Dems to replace him (and thereby does them a favor that he can call in one day). I see Oprah and a comeback in his future.
I’d hate to be his wife or kids, though.
UPDATE 2: Jim Miller makes a number of good points about media complicity in covering up, or at least not asking obvious questions about, McGreevey’s behavior. The Governor apparently arranged both State and private-sector employment for his lover, who was obviously unqualified for the jobs. Miller argues, I think correctly, that such corruption would likely have elicited much more media interest if McGreevey had been heterosexual.