Q&A Friday #4: On McGreevy
Q: “sound off on mcgreevy please” — UVACavaliers9
A: To tell you the truth, I really feel for McGreevy’s wife. You know this must have been devastating for her. Not only did she find out her husband has been cheating on her, but he has cheating on her with a man. Can you even imagine what must have ran through her mind when she heard about this?
Then McGreevy drags her out to the press conference so she can do the whole “stand by your man” thing that political wives always end up doing when their husbands can’t keep their pants up. Meanwhile, she has to be just dying inside because of all this.
So we have McGreevy using his wife as a shield & trying to play the gay card, because he knows that all he has to do is say “I’m a gay American” and millions of people will rally around him because of that despite the fact that he’s a scumbag caught up in the middle of a huge bribery / adultery / sexual harassment / corruption scandal. It’s just repulsive and he was right to resign.
I just hope that over time that McGreevy’s wife and kids get over this without being too badly damaged. But, when it comes to James McGreevy himself, I don’t have a lot of sympathy for him. He made his bed and now he’s going to have to lie in it.