I finally understand why New Jersey bears the brunt of all those late night talk show jokes. I was surprised and disappointed to hear that Kean University, one of New Jersey’s finest institutions of higher learning, has asked Jim McGreevey, to join its faculty.
Jim McGreevey €” under whom corruption reached new heights in New Jersey €” teaching business ethics? It may be hard to find an appropriate place for an ex-governor, but surely this can't be it.
McGreevey’s largest fundraiser, chief of staff, legal counsel, Commerce Secretary, State Police superintendent and homeland security advisor were all either supremely unqualified and forced out, forced to resign amidst scandal, indicted or jailed €” not the model for ethical management. And certainly not a record that deserves the honor of teaching about the subject in a classroom to the next generation of business leaders.
Sadly, this is just the latest example of pension padding to hit New Jersey €” when are we going to say that enough is enough?
The corruption scandals of the McGreevey Administration are simply too egregious for the former governor to have any legitimacy in a classroom dedicated to teaching the next generation about ethical business behavior.
While no one has ever accused the former governor of benefiting personally from the problems during his term, he must either not be able to recognize corruption when he sees it, be a monumentally bad judge of character or just not care.None of which would recommend him for his current assignment.