This is one heck of a Confession

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Coming to a TV news show and bookstore near you this week is something the Democrats need like a hole in the head: New Jersey's ex-Gov. James McGreevey, who quit his job and left his wife and kids after revealing his secret life as a gay man, goes public with the whole sordid affair to pitch his book, The Confession. According to reports, the guv tells us way more than we need to know. Here's just one excerpt uncovered by the AP where he describes sex with the man he claims threatened to expose his double life:

"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," he wrote. "I was like a man emerging from 44 years in a cave to taste pure air for the first time, feel direct sunlight on pallid skin, warmth where there had only ever been a bone-chilling numbness." More: "I pulled him to the bed and we made love like I'd always dreamed: a boastful, passionate, whispering, masculine kind of love."

The week will open like a Broadway hit: on Oprah and Letterman. He's already taped the Oprah session where he appeared with his new lover. Those who've seen it say the two men kiss as Oprah enters. Look for Democrats to shy away from talking about the onetime party favorite, worried that all it will do is draw attention to the more liberal-leaning in a party taking pains to show its middle-of-the-road muscle going into the fall midterm elections.