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Sat Aug 2, 2014, 01:38 PM

saving Bob McDonnell

It strikes me as strange: former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is currently being tried on charges of the greediest types of corruption, and it barely creates a ripple in the media. More, I haven’t seen much of any discussion of the trial recently on the Democratic Underground. Does this seem odd to others here?

It’s not as if McDonnell was just another faceless political cog. For years, he was being promoted as being among that party’s potential presidential contenders. Among his qualifications that was supposed to be acceptable -- even appealing -- was that he was one of the few republicans that recognized the need to invest in “green energy.”

As it turns out, not surprisingly, is that he and his wife were greedy, amoral people, seeking to enrich their family. They had a “friendship” with a businessman who showered them with “gifts.” Jonnie Williams, Sr., the former CEO of Star Scientific, had McDonnell in his pocket. And, as soon as serious investigations were underway, Williams dropped dime on McDonnell.

Has the public become so accustomed to corruption that this case is deemed insignificant?

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H2O Man Aug 2014 OP
Faux pas Aug 2014 #1
shraby Aug 2014 #2
Evergreen Emerald Aug 2014 #3
Scuba Aug 2014 #6
CTyankee Aug 2014 #4
FSogol Aug 2014 #5
Punkingal Aug 2014 #7

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 01:41 PM

1. IMHO

they're all alike.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 01:42 PM

2. I think everyone has pretty much acknowledged the corruption and are

just waiting for the final sentence to see how long they will pay the piper.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 01:49 PM

3. "liberal media" is at it again.

Can you imagine the wall-to-wall coverage if Mr. McDonnell were a democrat?

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 08:45 AM

6. Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner.

 

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 02:17 PM

4. "deeply sad" Joe Scarborough threw McDonnell and wife under the bus last Friday on MJ.

wow, Joe sure didn't waste much time distancing himself from those two! Aw, Joe,he's just typical of your party...what do you expect?

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 03:37 PM

5. K&R. DU hasn't seemed interested.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 09:33 AM

7. I posted this a few days ago:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025320618

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This article was sadly funny, and explains it all in brutal terms. The MSM should be talking about it. They would be if it were a Democrat.

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