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Friday, June 15, 2007

The Jim and Dina Show

The tabloids have the wayward ways of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. New Jersey newspapers and their metro New York cousins have Jim McGreevey. When will the former governor and estranged wife, Dina Matos McGreevey, go away? Their back-and-forth divorce claims were bad enough, especially when their 5-year-old daughter was the unintended victim. Now, Dina's book sales - or lack thereof - are at issue. (Excuse the informality of Dina and Jim, but that's the way we refer to children - which is how this former "power couple'' is acting.)

Dina said this week that Jim's name-calling - she's homophobic, made anti-gay statements and knew about his sexual orientation - is wrong and, worse yet, hurting sales of her book about their marriage. Not so, Jim replied. It's her "dull" and "poorly written'' book and - get this - her "inappropriate clothing'' during her book-promotion appearance on the Oprah Show that has doomed interest in her memoir.

Who cares? Of course, maybe if we journalists didn't print and broadcast this silliness, maybe it would go away sooner.


Anonymous Ray said...

McGreevey, from where I'm sitting, is an unstable man. It's absurd for him to make those comments when McGreevey is the clown who is responsible for the mess he finds himself in. He owes his wife some respect for putting up with his problems.

That being said, I've commited the sin of addressing this circus in the first place. But, hey, everybody loves a circus!

11:46 PM, June 15, 2007  

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