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In 2002, Jim's public persona was nearly picture perfect. He was elected governor, had a beautiful wife and new baby daughter. Despite having the "ideal" life, Jim says that he maintained a secret relationship.

As Dina recovered in the hospital after a difficult pregnancy, Jim says Golan repeatedly called him looking for a new job in his administration.

"The election was in November. Dina's in the hospital with a terrible C-section. Golan's calling and calling and calling, and he wants to get together. And so I say, come over," Jim says.

Jim says he thought the meeting would be strictly professional but that it soon turned sexual. In his book, Jim writes, "I took Golan by the hand and led him upstairs to my bed. We undressed and he kissed me. It was the first time in my life that a kiss meant what it was supposed to mean. It sent me through the roof."

Still, Jim admits that what he did that night was a betrayal to his marriage.

"What I did in that instance was terribly wrong, was morally an abomination. But I thought I could contain these two universes. And that's what I tried to do," Jim says.
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FROM: First Interview: Former Governor Jim McGreevey, His Gay Sex Scandal
Published on September 19, 2006

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