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  •  Definitely contemptous and obstructive , but (5+ / 0-)

    The real story and hopefully federal case centers around Senator Puckett's sudden resignation, not this  "break in" which was more of a ham fisted attempt to start the clock ticking the Governors time to respond to their budget.

    The Richmond Times Dispatch recently released documents showing that there is more to Senator Puckett’s resignation which flipped control of the Senate over to the Republican’s than was previously known.

    As RareBird0 pointed out in another post yesterday the venerated Virginia Way's "culture of callousness ... is palpable", now it looks like it may be unraveling.

    •  I understand that the FBI is investigating (2+ / 0-)
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      these shenanigans, especially the ones focusing on Puckett.

      Gods, I hate Rethugs!

      "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

      by Diana in NoVa on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 09:58:20 AM PDT

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    •  Still dancing around the issue of criminality... (1+ / 0-)
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      Was the deal for Pucket bribery and a punishable crime or not?  Is this so unusual that the jury, or prosecutor, still out on this case.  They just elected a dem attorney general.  What is he saying?

      "Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God"-Thomas Jefferson.

      by philipogog on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 09:59:15 AM PDT

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