Tuesday, May 29, 2018
MISSOURI GUV GREITENS RESIGNS!!!
And he didn't even bother to wear a tie whilst he did it.
In a saccharine statement that still cast blame on others for hot mess. Eric Greitens cited efforts "designed" to put pressure on him, his family and others for his resignation.
Fox News: Missouri Gov. Greitens resigning amid sexual misconduct scandal
HERE'S THE TRANSCRIPTION OF HIS STATEMENT:
Today I'm announcing that I will resign as Governor of Missouri effective Friday, June 1st 5pm.
I came to office to fight for the people of Missouri. To fight for the forgotten. I love Missouri and I love our people. That love remains. I am thankful to all those who have worked beside me, sweated beside me - Those who gave their time, their energy and their precious resources so that we could pursue our mission of taking Missouri in a new and better direction.
We have accomplished a lot together. I am proud of you and I am proud of all of our work.
The last few months have been incredibly difficult for me, for my family, for my team, for my friends and for many, many people that I love.
This ordeal has been designed to cause an incredible amount of strain on my family. Millions of dollars of mounting legal bills, endless personal attacks designed to cause maximum damage to family and friends. Legal harassment of colleagues, friends and campaign workers - And it's clear that for the forces that opposes us there is no end in sight. I cannot allow those forces to continue to cause pain and difficulty to the people that I love.
I know and people of good faith know that I am not perfect. But I have not broken any laws or committed any offense worthy of this treatment. I will let the fairness of this process be judged by history.
It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as your governor. Traveling this state I have talked to many of you who harbor extraordinary anger at this ordeal and for those who have pushed and promoted it. For those who would be moved to vengeance, let us allow history and God to bring justice. We must, as we have always done, work to improve the lives of those around us. This is not the end of our fight. I will always be a fighter for the people of Missouri.
A great deal of work is left undone. The time has come though, to tend to those who have been wounded and to care for those who need us most. So, for the moment, let us walk off the battlefield with our heads held high. We have a good and proud story to tell our children. Let's love them and each other every day. May God continue to bless you and to bless the great state of Missouri.
A few things . . .
He's still blaming other people for his drama. He talks about an ordeal "designed" against him but nobody forced him into alleged "sexy workouts" with some hairdresser in his basement. In his final statement and throughout this episode the Guv has never really accepted personal responsibility for his failings.
Weird line about people taking "vengeance" -- From what we've seen there are very few people other than anonymous trolls or paid staff willing to stand up for the Guv.
Here's the most important part . . .
THIS WAS ALWAYS A BEEF BETWIXT MISSOURI GOOD OL'BOY REPUBLICANS VS. GREITENS AND THE MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC PARTY ONLY SERVED TO SCREW THINGS UP!!!
The Super-minority did nothing but offer a bunch of bumbling statements and a prosecution so incompetent that it only served to incriminate himself.
Greitens attempted to play the bully with GOP colleagues and that was the start of his downfall. Blaming everybody from George Soros to the victim of his alleged "sexy workout" was nothing more than a desperate tactic of a dude who knew he didn't have a lot of options other than resigning given public speculation about the sordid deets of an admitted adulterous affair.
STL Public Radio: Greitens resigns as governor of Missouri
KCUR: A Brief History Of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ Troubled Few Months
CNN: Embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns amid scandals
Huff Post: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Resigns After Sexual Misconduct, Campaign Finance Allegations
PBS: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens resigns amid widening investigations
KSHB: Lt. Gov. Mike Parson will take over after Greitens resignation
Statement from Jackson County Democratic Committee leadership regarding Eric Greitens: "Good."
Developing . . .