You can’t make this stuff up.
James E. McGreevey, who resigned the governorship under a cloud of scandal, has a new job teaching law, ethics and leadership at one of New Jersey’s public colleges.
McGreevey is now an “executive in residence” — a combination teaching and consulting post — at Kean University in Union, where he is earning $17,500. The former governor came on board without any announcement on Nov. 1, Kean officials said, and the university makes no mention of his role on its Web site or faculty directory.
Kean University is keen on Jim.
“For a university like us to have the ability of a former governor — for what we pay him — it’s an opportunity for our students we shouldn’t miss,” Kean President Dawood Farahi said in an interview yesterday. “It’s an unbelievable opportunity for us.”
Keep that word “unbelievable” in mind. It’s the only word that actually applies to hiring McGreevey to teach ethics. The Hot Air reader who tipped us to this story notes that McGreevy is a governor who:
-hired a foreign citizen as the Homeland Security Czar for New Jersey. Who couldn’t get clearance to run the position. This man turned out to be his “boy toy.”
-had a gay affair in office
-mired in multiple pay to play scandals
I suppose the university could play the Absolute Moral Authority Card and argue that no one knows more about ethics violations than McGreevey, so no one would make a better ethics professor.
In today’s universities, where critical thinking has been replaced by touchy feely pabulum, such logic might actually hold up.