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Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:33 PM

Bob McDonnell continues to use the "blame the wife" strategy.

Yesterday his daughter wrote the Judge blaming her Mom for the Governor's troubles. Today, Washington Post columnist
Petula Dvorak points out the hypocrisy of McDonnell's daughter in an excellent column:

"Maureen McDonnell’s daughter trashes her mother to help her father"

the crowning crime against Virginia motherhood was the public evisceration of the state’s former first lady, Maureen McDonnell — by attorneys, by her husband and, in the end, by her daughter.

The same grown children who helped trigger the federal investigation that led to their parents’ trial and convictions; the adult kids who allegedly raided the state’s executive mansion for glasses, pots and pans, and stacks and stacks of food, crates of eggs and cases of alcohol; who had a wedding catering bill paid for; who flitted across the country on a private jet; who played $2,000 golf rounds and took a $10,000 party gift — now at least one of them blames Mom.


PS: McDonnell will be sentenced next Tuesday. The Federal recommendation (which are not binding for the Judge) suggests 10-12 years. McDonnell's wife will be sentenced in February.

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FSogol Dec 2014 OP
TeamPooka Dec 2014 #1
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FSogol Dec 2014 #6
madinmaryland Dec 2014 #5
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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:34 PM

1. I think it would be ironic if he got 8 years, two terms.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:38 PM

3. Unfortunately in VA, Governors can only serve 1 term.

The judge has to be pissed about all of their legal shenanigans. At one point the lawyers moved that the case be thrown out because sometimes courts make the wrong decisions and if they made the wrong decision here, it wouldn't be fair to the Governor.

That said, I'm guessing 5-6 years and 1 year for Maureen.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:40 PM

4. i was referring to his lost Presidential ambitions. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:57 PM

6. LOL. From the White House to the Big House.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:52 PM

5. Heh. In the Big House!!!

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:38 PM

2. This family and their actions are perfect representations of most rightwing families.

Certainly most of the ones I know.

One of the things that drives me loony is how much hate the VAST majority of rightwing men have for ALL Women including their own mothers, wives, etc.

I say "hate" because I cant think of a better word, while it isnt exactly hate it is distrust, disrespect, dishonor mostly.

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