In one of the more bizarre situations, Jim McGreevey is announcing his resignation. McGreevey, who is married with children, is apparently gay. He announced that he is a gay American on a news conference.
"I have grappled with my own identity. Who I am..."
"Yet, from my early days in school until the present day, I acknowledge certain feelings that separated me from others. But instead I forced what I thought was an acceptable reality. And this, the 47th year of my life is arguably too late to have this discussion. So my truth is that I am a gay American and I am blessed to live in the greatest nation with civil liberties and a country which provides so much to its people. Yet because of the pain and suffering I have caused to my family, I would almost rather have this moment pass. For this is a personal situation. I am here because shamefully, I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man, and for this I ask for the forgiveness and grace from my wife."
HOLY CRAP!! I guess you have to admire the cajones it took to do this, but I think the popular guess is that he got caught and that a scandal was coming out and this was a way to beat it to the punch. There are two theories. One that the scandal may be just an affair with another man. The other is that there is a charge of sexual harassment or something to that effect involving a man coming out. I guess more will be coming out on this one.
Why can't Jersey ever get any good publicity!