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The TV blared in my Florida home as breathless weather windbags warned that Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie were rapidly approaching with the ferocity of Bonnie and Clyde. Suddenly, the deadly Category 4 windstorm was upstaged by a Category 5 political storm known as Hurricane McGreevey. With his stoic wife and shellshocked parents by his side, New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey announced that he was a “gay American” and that he would resign. The press conference quickly cut a bizarre swath of confession, confusion, possible corruption, and destruction like no one had ever seen before.