Jim McGreevey Respect

Dominic Carter
8 min readJan 1, 2024

The Former Governor resigned in disgrace…but is making a comeback

I have a lot of respect for the guy, Jim McGreevey

I said it, I mean it, and that’s that.

Former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey and Dominic Carter

Jim McGreevey, of course, the former Governor of the State of New Jersey who some 20 years ago resigned in a major national scandal, coming out as a “Gay American,” with his wife standing next to him. McGreevey had tried to put his male lover on the payroll who he met in Israel, as the statewide Director of homeland security. It blew up in his face, and then when the lover tried to blackmail McGreevey, the then-governor had to do the mea culpa before the world.

McGreevey now has the bug again and is looking at returning to politics as the mayor of Jersey City. New Jersey’s second-largest city behind Newark. And he should, especially considering all the good he has done since leaving office, quietly helping those who are less fortunate with prison re-entry programs.

McGreevey and I spoke the other day:

“If I didn’t go through that Dominic, I wouldn’t have had the appreciation, like sort of understanding people that is suffering from addiction, understanding guys and gals that made a wrong decision.”

“You learn about yourself, and you reflect, and you try to be the best possible person you can be…… and God willing to learn from your mistakes, and you move forward.

That’s the bottom line as I say in speeches all across the country and Canada. We all fall down in life; the question is do you get back up? McGreevey has dusked himself off, shaken by the embarrassment….and he can do a lot of good as Mayor.

He confirmed to me something that I already knew about life, but it’s sad when you think about it. Some people had been ridiculed for stating they were born gay. McGreevey confirmed to me, that he knew when he was about 5 or 6 years old. I thought how tough that must be for a child to try to work through that.

“I knew it when I was, you know, five or six years old. I had a better sense of eight or nine so that was my reality and so I just asked people if they have a son or daughter, if they have a…

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Dominic Carter

Dominic Carter is a Political Commentator/WABC Radio. Dominic also is a Keynote Speaker on Child Abuse, Foster Care, and Mental Illness.