Today on the television I watched San Francisco’s mayor give a concession speach after the California Supreme Court annuled the 4,000 gay marriages the city courts granted. Followed shortly by New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey saying ‘I Am a Gay American’ and essentially resigning.
After the close election between Gavin Newsom & green party candidate Matt Gonzalez, I was not expecting Newsom to be so bold by being the first mayor to sanction same-sex marriages. Yet, as I watched pretty-boy Newsom speak, I couldn’t help but wonder what Matt would have done. As for McGreevey, his wife is pretty cute, and I feel sorry for her more than I do for him. I mean how would you like to stand next to your spouse at a press conference and have him tell the whole world your partner cheated on you with another person. It takes some humilty thats for sure.
August 11th, 2004 is another day where pride met hubris on the political battlefield. I wonder how long the battle will last.