mcgreevey's resignation

I have a lot of compassion for New Jersey Governor McGreevey's apparent lifelong struggle to deny the reality that he is gay. I agree that it took courage to come out on national television and he certainly did not blame anyone else for his problems in his rather moving resignation speech.

But the issue here isn't homosexuality. It's infidelity (he's married) and dangerous political patronage in return for sex (hiring his unqualified boyfriend to head New Jersey's homeland security efforts at a salary of 110K annually).

No matter what your sexual orientation, it's wrong to cheat on your partner and children and it's wrong to betray the people who elected you by hiring people to important positions because you are sleeping with them.