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    And did I forget to mention / That I’ve found a new direction

    The Washington Blade has an editorial from NY Blade editor Steve Weinstein, effusing to Jim McGreevey about the lovely new life he’s about to embark on. It’s annoying as hell–the editorial, I mean. How annoying McGreevey’s life is going to be, I don’t know. Things don’t look to be smooth in the short-term, though, and he’s got the potential to stick around and annoy us for a while yet.



    Weinstein does give the obligatory acknowledgement that not all gays are rich and effete…


    Coming out is never easy. Whether you

    6 Responses to “And did I forget to mention / That I’ve found a new direction”

    1. Kris says:

      UNBELIEVABLE that someone would write something like that in seriousness, and get it printed. This is why I loathe the gay press – it’s like there’s a sign: “Your intellectual development must be below THIS line to write.”

    2. Sean Kinsell says:

      No fooling. At first, it seemed to be just another lockstep-liberal gay apologia for McGreevey, but by the time I got two-thirds of the way down, I was like, NO, SHE DIDN’T! at the end of every paragraph. This is the kind of joker who probably uses the word A-list with no trace of irony.
      Actually, what really irked me was that there’s an important point about coming out buried in there. It does free you to choose the little day-to-day things–food and clothes and knick-knacks–that you enjoy without that constant uptight hum in your head that warns you not to let yourself go too much, lest you pick something too “gay.” I don’t know that using McGreevey’s case as a context for pointing that out is the greatest idea, though. And in any case, it is in no way, shape, or form what Weinstein was driving (in his cool car) at. Wanker.

    3. Sean Kinsell says:

      My dear man, you can hardly expect a man of distinction, such as Mr. McGreevey, to make do with some plebeian gift-kitty that’s practically a…stray. Only a pure-breed will go with his exquisite new food and apartment full of beautiful objects. In fact, I’d recommend one in black (for day-to-day wear), one in beige (for when mood says “earth tones”), and maybe one in white (for when he’s feeling Valley of the Dolls and puts on something youthful and daring).

    4. John "Akatsukami" Braue says:

      By my reckoning, he’s neglected only to tell McGreevey to buy a cat.
      Buy a cat? Unless Weinstein is writing from some alternate dimension where PETA and ALF regularly kill unneutered pets and their owners, I think that McGreevey could easily get one for free.
      (Yes, the upkeep tends to be quite a bit. But isn’t that the case with any nominally-free gift? Recall the derivation of “white elephant”.)

    5. John "Akatsukami" Braue says:

      By my reckoning, he’s neglected only to tell McGreevey to buy a cat.
      Buy a cat? Unless Weinstein is writing from some alternate dimension where PETA and ALF regularly kill unneutered pets and their owners, I think that McGreevey could easily get one for free.
      (Yes, the upkeep tends to be quite a bit. But isn’t that the case with any nominally-free gift? Recall the derivation of “white elephant”.)

    6. John "Akatsukami" Braue says:

      By my reckoning, he’s neglected only to tell McGreevey to buy a cat.
      Buy a cat? Unless Weinstein is writing from some alternate dimension where PETA and ALF regularly kill unneutered pets and their owners, I think that McGreevey could easily get one for free.
      (Yes, the upkeep tends to be quite a bit. But isn’t that the case with any nominally-free gift? Recall the derivation of “white elephant”.)