McGreevey's back for good in Trenton, but, to the relief of NJ residents, it's just in a oil-on-canvas portrait. Former Governor James McGreevey, along with his partner Mark O'Donnell, parents, Governor Jon Corzine and one other former and current staffers, attended the unannounced and very brief unveiling yesterday morning. Pointedly not present: His ex-wife Dina or his two children.

The NY Times points out the portrait was hung in the governor's outer office - the same room where he announced he was resigning because he had an affair with a man - and maybe giving him a state job he was unqualified for - back in August 2004. (Of course, that man denies any affair.) McGreevey said he was happy with the portrait, but told the Star-Ledger that his time as governor is "a chapter in my life that's in the past. ... It's behind me."

The painting is by artist, Chen Yanning, who was born in Guangzhou, China but now resides in New Jersey. And the painting cost $25,000, with money coming from gubernatorial transition funds. A portrait of Richard Codey, the NJ Senate President who was a surprisingly effective governor for the 14 months between McGreevey's resignation and Corzine's election, will be hung before the end of the this month.

And for more McGreevey, the Star-Ledger has a special section about his scandal.

Photograph of McGreevey's portrait by Mel Evans/AP