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A Thousand-Dollar Bill

What does $1,000 get you these days? A Prada T-strap? Yes. A little wine with dinner if you are former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell? Yes. Oh, and federal legislation favorable to your company? Maybe so.

Corruption in Government: First ask the right question

Amitai Etzioni suggests we’re on the wrong track if we want to stop corruption in government. Look at the convictions of Mr. Perp and Ms. Perp in Virginia. “The conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen on several corruption charges,” Etzione writes, “reveals yet again that Americans are more troubled by [...]

A. Barton Hinkle: Is It Time to Indict Barack Obama?

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

With his federal trial now over and former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell likely heading off to prison, the nation must now ask: Is it time o indict President Obama? The question arises, writes A. Barton Hinkle, because Obama has done much of what McDonnell did, and in some cases to a greater degree. Let’s compare and contrast. View this article.

Bob McDonnell's Corruption: The Real Scandal Is What's Legal

Why does the system penalize quid pro quo bribery severely but shrug off the malign effects of campaign donations?

Liberty University Fires Bob McDonnell

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Even Liberty University has its limits. Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has lost his teaching gig at Liberty University. The Christian college announced on Friday they had ditched the disgraced politician after he was convicted on multiple federal corruption charges. Show More Summary

Cheap Politicians

The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials. A little item

BLAX News: MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Says That She Will Not Do A "Guilt By Association" Review Of Mayor Ray Nagin As He Starts His Jail Time As She Did With Republican Governor McDonnell Of Virginia Because The NAACP Is A Sister Organization Of The "N.U.L."

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell And His Wife - Convicted Felons For Public Corruption RACHEL MADDOW: (Paraphrased From A Show Last Week)"Governor McDonnell was a "Pro-Family, right wing Republican riding on the coattails of 'the Moral Majority', Christian evangelical movement. Show More Summary

A Memo From God to Bob McDonnell

My dearest son Bob Rolex McDonnell, It has come to my attention, despite the bad internet connection we've got up here -- still on dial up I'm afraid -- that you have sinned greatly in your time as Governor of that earthly kingdom of Virginia, and that a jury has just found you guilty of doing a ton of corrupt shit. Show More Summary

Bob McDonnell Loses Pension, Thanks To Bob McDonnell

Oh, the arrogance of men. Bob McDonnell, that brave fighter for purity and uncorrupt government, just found himself on the receiving end of a bill he signed. EverlastingGOPStoppers: In addition to losing rights to own or carry firearms,...Show More Summary

The McDonnell verdict

The soap opera that played out in Richmond these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on multiple counts of fraud

Bob McDonnell

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

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Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell loses university teaching job

Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has lost his teaching gig at Liberty University after a jury found him guilty of corruption. The Christian college announced on Friday they had ditched the disgraced politician days after his convictio...

Washington Post Compares McDonnell Scandal To ‘We Are All Prostitutes, Classic Post-Punk Anthem

The Washington Post made an apt, but unexpectedly hip analogy Friday, when Post blogger Christopher Federico summed up the corruption scandal involving former Republican Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen by referencing the classic 1979 British post-punk anthem “We Are All Prostitutes,” by The Pop Group. Show More Summary

Bob McDonnell and criminalization of politics

(Paul Mirengoff) For former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell, found guilty last week of fraud and extortion, I have only the small amount of sympathy reserved for those who fall from grace deservedly, but not due to true malice or viciousness. Show More Summary

Tick-Tock, McDonnell Is In The Dock

Virginia’s former governor, the noted transvaginalist Bob McDonnell will be sentenced in January for 11 counts of corruption, and a once-storied, seemingly sure-thing candidate for president in 2016 is now relegated to the trash heap of ambition gone bad, so bad that he will most likely never have a second act in American politics. Let’s [...]

Standard operating procedure exposed

DURING his successful campaign for governor of Virginia in 2009, Bob McDonnell ran as an ordinary kid from the suburbs of Washington. The fact that he was in position to win an office previously held by Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry made clear, he said, that anything was possible with hard work, grit and determination. Show More Summary

Next for former Va. governor: sentencing, appeal

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys aren't through fighting over the fate of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: McDonnell’s Conviction

OF RELATED INTEREST: –The Religious Right’s ‘Nice Guy’ Who Threw His Wife Under the Bus –Why John Edwards won and Bob McDonnell lost –A Shameful Defense Fails –McDonnell verdict jolts Virginia politicians, historians and ordinary Richmond residents Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent cartoon artists for his outstanding work as [...]

Weekend Coffee: September 6

• This week, Bob McDonnell, a.k.a Virginia’s former “Governor Ultrasound“, was convicted by a jury on multiple counts of corruption. The schadenfreude-y part is that McDonnell ran for office as a religious-right, pro-marriage, Christian-family-values...Show More Summary

IF IT WEREN’T ABOUT A REPUBLICAN, IT WOULD COST HIM HIS JOB: Frank Rich tweets prison rape joke abo…

IF IT WEREN’T ABOUT A REPUBLICAN, IT WOULD COST HIM HIS JOB: Frank Rich tweets prison rape joke about former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell. But it’s nice when these people show their true selves.

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