Hot on the heels of his cri de ego book "My Confession," the inevitable interview with former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey is in this month's GQ. And can be found at the jump below:
The interview is remarkable for no other reason than it confirms that McGreevey is nothing more than a preening narcissist who is capable only of speaking in ersatz 12 Step psychobabble (he's addicted not to sex or booze but to the adoration of others. No lie. He actually said that shit.)
When asked about the harm his secretly gay lifestyle caused his wife Dina he responds thusly:
" The punishment is the sin itself," he says. " The act itself is the punishment, and that's the basic moral violation. If you're not integrated, if you maintain two worlds, if you're not aligned with your higher power, it becomes all to easy to fracture. And I, ironically, paid the ultimate price for it."
See? Not his fault. He wasn't integrated, that's all. And ironically he's the one that paid the price for it!
I haven't had to listen to bullshit like this in at least a year in a half. And the memory of certain of those insane conversations in another lifetime made me want to sew my eyes shut about halfway through Jeanne Marie Laskas's otherwise excellent interview.
Maybe I'm being unfair but I don't think so. Read it for yourself. Leave me a comment.