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Wed Jul 3, 2013, 07:08 AM

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Asked to Resign Over Scandal

Not too long ago, even after the transvaginal probe debacle, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was seen as a strong contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Now he's an object of scandal and ridicule. An FBI probe revealed that McDonnell failed to disclose expensive gifts from wealthy donors—including designer clothes for his wife, a wedding banquet for his daughter, a hummer stretch limousine, and a Rolex watch—leading to accusations of bribery. Now, the Virgininian-Pilot reports that Fairfax City Senator John Chapman Peterson has called for McDonnell's resignation:

"If you or your family has received gifts of the type alleged, then you should disclose that fully and immediately," Petersen writes in a letter dated July 1.

"If those gifts are retail consumer items which you have retained for personal use, then you should return them immediately to the donor or sell them and donate the money to the Literary Fund," his letter reads. "That is the only method by which the public can regain trust in your Office. Without that trust, there is no purpose in continuing to serve."

If McDonnell is unable or unwilling to address the issue, Petersen offered this recommendation: "You should step down as Governor and permit the Lieutenant Governor to serve out the balance of your term."

(a little more at link) http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/07/02/virginia_governor_bob_mcdonnell_asked_to_resign_over_growing_scandal.html

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 07:18 AM

1. ScandalS. This. Guy is as big a crook as Corbett here in PA. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 07:54 AM

2. Why doesn't this stuff propel him to the front of potential Republican candidates

for 2016?

The one single most important trait ANY President can have is a willingness to take bribes. McDonnell has proved himself in full measure.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 07:55 AM

3. If he was a democrat he'd be headed for prison.

I wonder what laws he pushed through to earn the prizes/bribes?

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:05 AM

4. Where is that self-righteous, arrogant, Ed Schultz on asking

vaginal probe Gov to step down and beat Bob the way he beat and sliced
Anthony Weiner for weeks on and bringing on special panels? Someone let me know
because I don't watch or listen to him anymore.

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Response to bonniebgood (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:07 AM

6. Welcome to DU. And, as to your comment, Ed *has. Repeatedly. Your angst is misguided imho. nt

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Response to bonniebgood (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:44 AM

7. You obviously don't watch the Ed show. Ed has pounded the Gov of VA many times.

 

Either you don't truly watch the show or your trying to start something.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 09:11 AM

10. Both to answer your question. Where is your link please? Has Ed ask the

Gov to resign? repeatedly the way hes ask Anthony Weiner? I don't think so.

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Response to bonniebgood (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 03:40 PM

13. Why don't you google it. Am sure you will find it.

 

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:05 AM

5. God is on my side

Bob, facing indictment for bribery? It couldn't happen to a nicer or more deserving guy. Bless his heart.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:46 AM

8. Follows from his actions

For someone who thinks it proper to control a woman's body and tell her with the greatest authority how to behave and act, self-entitlement doesn't seem too far fetched.

L-

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:53 AM

9. What YOU PEOPLE don't understand is that designer clothes and a Rolex watch

for the McDonnells are simply small tokens of good will. At your level, it's like a business that gives out free promotional pencils. You'd never patronize a business solely on the basis of a free pencil, would you?

Why, it's positively insulting that a good Christian Republican would be influenced by the value of one Rolex watch. An expensive suitcase full of Rolex watches? Now you're talking.







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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 09:11 AM

11. Probes is as Probes does....

Live by the probe, die by the probe.

One good probe deserves another.

People who probe women shouldn't....


Thanks FBI!

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