August 25, 2004

BACK AND FORTH LIKE A BADMINTON BIRDIE:

State police shuttled McGreevey to Cipel rendezvous (Newsday, August 25, 2004,)

Gov. James E. McGreevey used state troopers assigned to protect him to escort him to the apartment of the aide with whom he is believed to have carried on an gay extramarital affair, according to a published report.

The Star-Ledger of Newark, citing two sources with knowledge of the visits, reported for Wednesday that drivers from the state police's Executive Protection Unit began shuttling McGreevey to Golan Cipel's apartment soon after McGreevey was elected governor in November 2001. [...]

The law enforcement source told the Star-Ledger that many of the visits took place when McGreevey and Cipel lived in the same neighborhood in Woodbridge, where McGreevey had been mayor. McGreevey moved into Drumthwacket, the governor's mansion in Princeton, about three months after his January 2002 inauguration.

The visits were always after business hours, sometimes at night, and ranged from a few minutes to a few hours, the source told the newspaper. At least once, the source said, McGreevey kept his driver waiting from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m.

The source said McGreevey sometimes would have his security drop him off at Cipel's apartment, then pick him up later. Sometimes, McGreevey dismissed the troopers, telling them he would walk home.


Geez, the Governor even helped him pick out an apartment closeby, you'd think he could have walked all the time.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 25, 2004 9:30 PM
Comments

State Troopers, huh. Get me David Brock.

Posted by: David Cohen at August 25, 2004 10:44 PM

OK, so New Jersey isn't the Louisiana of the north, it's the Arkansas of the north.

Posted by: John at August 25, 2004 10:45 PM

OK, so New Jersey isn't the Louisiana of the north, it's the Arkansas of the north.

Posted by: John at August 25, 2004 10:46 PM

I wonder if Edwin Edwards' old line applies to McGreevey? He doesn't seem to think so.

Posted by: jim hamlen at August 25, 2004 10:48 PM

Drumthwacket

Hackensack

Parsippany

If nothing else, the Garden State has the rest of the Union beat on funny place names.

Posted by: Eugene S. at August 27, 2004 5:08 AM
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