April 23, 2003

THE OTHER SHOE

Still Advising (Bob Ingle, 9/22/02, Gannett New Jersey)
Two days later, the governor was back at the station for his monthly call- in with News Director Eric Scott, who asked McGreevey to reveal the nature of his relationship with Golan Cipel, the former $110,000 aide sans job description.

"Very good friends," said McGreevey. "Remains a good friend?" probed Scott. "Yes," said McGreevey.

Scott also asked the Guv if he accompanied Cipel on a house-hunting expedition when the young Israeli citizen looked at a condo he eventually purchased not far from Drumthwacket, the governor's mansion.

McGreevey said he saw the place and told Cipel it made sense. The governor said he had done as much for others.

When asked if McGreevey still seeks counsel from Cipel, the Guv said, "Sure. Definitely." Rest well tonight, New Jersey.

Ed Driscoll notes a story about Republican prospects brightening in NJ, especially because Governor Jim McGreevey continues to shoot himself in the feet. And, from what our sources tell us, the Golan Cipel story may end up being even more harmful than it's been so far, leaving Mr. McGreevey very vulnerable. Posted by Orrin Judd at April 23, 2003 2:44 PM
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