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  •  Yup, this is really fatal (8+ / 0-)

    That McDonnell's wife is part of this is what's so fatal to him.  Her behavior in her capacity as First Lady of Virginia (and it was in that capacity, not merely in her capacity as an individual) incriminates him morally and politically in a way that would be more questionable if it were just him accused of taking gifts.

    46, male, Indian-American, and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:10:40 AM PST

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    •  Once people start saying you need crazy pills (3+ / 0-)
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      you're done. But the most disgusting part about it is that Bob McDonnell's strategy for beating his corruption charges is essentially to say that it was all his wife doing it and he wasn't involved.

      •  That line by that aide did sound offensive (0+ / 0-)

        unless their situation really was that nuts.

        “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

        by KingofSpades on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:22:13 AM PST

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        •  I don't think it's offensive, and yes... (4+ / 0-)
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          ...their situtation did sound nuts.

          Screaming at staff is a big deal.  You don't scream unless staff did something really, incredibly bad, and more than just an honest mistake.

          The McDonnells keep looking worse all the time.

          At this stage, it's a given Bob's political career is done, he has no future.  All that's left is the titillating soap opera of their criminal proceedings.

          46, male, Indian-American, and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

          by DCCyclone on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:28:11 AM PST

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          •  Oh, I didn't read that part (0+ / 0-)

            I read another article on it and must have not gotten to that part.

            “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

            by KingofSpades on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:34:14 AM PST

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        •  Maybe she really does have mental issues (6+ / 0-)

          If she does, I hope she's able to get the assistance she needs to work through them either through therapy or medication.

          But from everything I've read about her, she really just seems like somebody who got dropped into a situation she was unprepared to handle. She apparently didn't have much, financially speaking, before marrying Bob McDonnell, and she got caught up in the trappings of power and felt she was entitled to whatever she wanted just because she was the first lady. I'm sure the rumblings of McDonnell as a potential VP or presidential contender didn't help much if she really did have delusions of grandeur.

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