It all starts so simply

January 21, 2014
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“In or about March 2009, as a result of requests from ROBERT MCDONNELL’s staff to JW, ROBERT MCDONNELL began using a jet aircraft owned by JW during his campaign for governor of Virginia.”

Then, almost as soon as he was elected, his wife asked JW for a dress for the inaugural, and it spiraled downward from there. The indictment is a fascinating study in petty corruption, with McDonnell’s wife taking the lead.

4 Responses to It all starts so simply

  1. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on January 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    My Dem Rep sent a survey asking what our govt priorities were.
    There were no choices for reduced govt, lower taxes, fighting fraud, or anything else along those lines.
    In the meantime…
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/white-house-imposes-secrecy-rules-on-first-ladys-lavish-celebrity-filled-birthday-party/article/2542476
    There was a party in the East Room of the White House Saturday night, an affair attended by a reported 500 people, a lavish celebration with celebrities galore, appearances by some of the world’s most popular performers, lots of dancing and powerful government officials, including, of course, the most powerful official of all, the President of the United States. And the White House wants to make sure you know as little as possible about it.

  2. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on January 22, 2014 at 8:06 am

    One wonders if the current Dem Gov of VA will encounter similar difficulties.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-consultant-boyd-marcuss-case-shows-how-money-trumps-principles-in-politics-today/2014/01/18/968390a4-7fdd-11e3-93c1-0e888170b723_story.html
    “…one of McAuliffe’s principal challenges as governor is to overcome his image as a political wheeler-dealer from years of work as a campaign fundraiser and partisan operator.

    Also, he’s pledged to set a new ethical tone in Richmond after the gifts scandal that embroiled former governor Bob McDonnell (R).”

  3. Ken_phd on January 22, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Jim:

    Republican or Democrat. The power disease knows no political boundaries.

    • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on January 22, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      +1

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