Whatever else comes from the publication of Jim McGreevey’s memoir, it’s already caused headaches for married pols who attend the annual state League of Municipalities gatherings in Atlantic City. The recently distributed excerpts from McG’s book include a revelation about the hot pickup action at the convention, which has bowties twirling all over the state:
Assemblyman Bill Baroni (R-Mercer) is single and said he was so appalled by the atmosphere that he stopped attending.
“It is the Sodom and Gomorrah of the culture of corruption,” he says.
Bill Dressel, the league’s executive director, says he attends with his wife and mother-in-law. He says he has no clue what McGreevey is talking about.
“He’s a pathological liar,” Dressel says. “It really just saddens me.”
Perhaps. But the former governor’s version is being taken seriously. Says one legislator, “My wife told me I’m not going to that convention ever again.”
This is probably the first time in history that “sex” and “League of Municipalities” have shared space on the printed page, but I think it’s entirely plausible. After all, the League conventions are loaded with people who would never get picked up anywhere else, just as the nude beach at Sandy Hook is loaded with people who should never, ever be naked, even in the shower.
I guess if McG’s booked to appear with Oprah, then the sales of the tome are guaranteed. But this still sounds like pretty sad stuff to build a book around.
Cross-posted at The Opinion Mill.