Governor James McGreevey of New Jersey retired yesterday (you may remember the brouhaha over his coming out back in August).
In the speech he gave before stepping down, he said (according to the New York Times), “I am not apologizing for being a gay American, but rather, for having let personal feelings impact my decision-making and for not having had the courage to be open about whom I was.”
Whom I was?
I have no problem with his being a gay American. I just can’t accept his grotesque hypercorrective use of the direct object personal pronoun.
At least, I couldn’t until I spoke with my friend L.N., who said, “Well, it’s obvious the Times just left out ‘fucking’ at the end.”