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Thu Aug 1, 2013, 04:15 PM

Bob McDonnell’s disgrace: Governor returns gifts but won’t admit guilt.

Editorial from Washington Post Editorial Board, 7/31/13

"GOV. ROBERT F. McDonnell (R), elusive as a matador, has now taken refuge behind the passive formulation favored by politicians who have messed up. “I understand that some choices that have been made have undermined my trust with the citizens,” the governor said Tuesday, failing to specify that those choices were made by him and his wife, Maureen.

Mr. McDonnell can dodge accountability, but his damage-control campaign speaks louder than his words. On Tuesday he announced that he would return a number of gifts which, though he failed to specify them, presumably will cover goodies that he and his wife received from businessman Jonnie R. Williams Sr. Those include a $6,500 Rolex; $15,000 to cover part of a catering bill for the wedding of his daughter; and another $15,000 run up by Mrs. McDonnell, on Mr Williams’s tab, at Bergdorf Goodman, the New York luxury department store."

Whole editorial here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mr-mcdonnell-continues-to-dodge-responsibility/2013/07/31/4fff3ef2-f94c-11e2-afc1-c850c6ee5af8_story.html

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Thu Aug 1, 2013, 04:33 PM

1. It is a very slow news day - no new McDonnell scandal in the last 24 hours.

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Thu Aug 1, 2013, 05:23 PM

2. Yeah, I wonder what they haven't found out about yet. And how

it all connects to Cuccinelli.

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