The McGreevey Plan

U.S. News & World Report is reporting that Republican strategists want to use former New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey as a role model, suggesting that the fallout from the Abramoff-Scanlon lobbying scandal can be reduced if tainted GOP Congressmen resign before the 2006 election. “They should step aside now,” said one adviser with ties to the House Republican leadership and the White House. “If they leave now, we could still hold their seat.” When McGreevey resigned in August 2004, his approval rating was an upside down 38%-47%. His interim successor has a 68%-16% approval rating and Democrats kept the governorship by a 200,000 vote margin.

The McGreevey Plan