Tuesday, August 17, 2004

An AddieStan exclusive:
Read the transcript of New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's address to a gathering of gay Democrats during the Democratic National Convention--two weeks before his coming out speech.

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Thank God for New Jersey - Take 2

In which your blogstress stands corrected

In an earlier post, your humble cybertrix, who is about to prove just how humble she really is, made a mistaken assertion about from which show the following quote (which she, impressively, got right from memory) actually came. (If your blogstress was a media reporter, she'd risk being "iced" by network P.R. meanies for making such an error.) The show was "Meet the Press" (not the "Chris Matthews Show", as reported), and the sage whose name she had forgotten was Jon Meacham of Newsweek, who said:

I'm a Southerner and Southerners always say, 'When it comes to political corruption, thank God for New Jersey.'

Regarding another assertion made in the same post, Frank Gilligan, your Webwench's partner in musical crimes, points us to the official site for the "Chris Matthews Show", which he was apparently able to find just fine.

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Memo to Senator Corzine:
Don't do it!

Washington is abuzz with word that New Jersey Senator Jon Corzine, the most ethical, compassionate man to ever buy himself a Senate seat, is about to cash in his Senate chips to make a run for the governorship of the Garden State, once it's vacated, whether sooner or later, by the fabulously besmirched current occupant of Drumthwacket.

Now, your blogstress understands the Senator's good, hero child intentions. He obviously hopes to save his state, the state he loves, from its hopelessly flawed character--a noble quest. But your cybertrix cries, "Stop the madness! Detatch with love!"

It's not that your Webwench wouldn't like to see the taxpayers' money treated with more respect in her native land, nor would she mind seeing the joint run by someone she could respect, someone who understands the vast range of economic players in that tiny state, someone who's run a company that oversees resources equal to the gross national product of a nation.

However, the Senate needs Jon Corzine. By staying in the Senate, he serves his New Jersey brethren at least as well as he could in the State House, with the added bonus of serving not just New Jerseyeans, but all of the American people. In short, even if the Dems win themselves a majority in the Senate, the American people still need Jon Corzine to do his work there.

Why? Because there's no one else like him in that esteemed body.

The Record, an excellent newspaper out of Northern New Jersey, offers this take from columnist Mike Kelly, who asks, "What Does Jon Corzine Really Want?".

To learn how the McGreevey-Cipel scandal adds up to a Zionist conspiracy (how did we miss this connection?), check out this incredible item on al-Jazeera.

And in a touchez! rejoinder, Nate Knows Nada posts this from the Weekly World News: "Al Qaeda's Gay Bomb!" (Your blogstress can't seem to figure out how Nathan's site works for providing the AddieStan readership with direct links to his individual postings. She promises it's worth the scroll down to his August 13th posts.)

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