Bob McDonnell

Former Virginia Gov Caught with Hand in Cookie Jar… Err, Diet Pill Bottle

By on 1.22.14 | 5:35PM

Sad news from Virginia where former governor Bob McDonnell and his wife have been indicted for allegedly accepting improper gifts from a hawker of dietary supplements. McDonnell and missus supposedly accepted favors such as cash loans, the use of a private jet and a Ferrari, and golf vacations from the CEO of Star Scientific. McDonnell was considered a rising star in GOP politics and a 2016 presidential contender until the Star Scientific story broke last spring. Of course, he is entitled to his day in court, but his defense thus far seems to amount to: "I wasn't aware that this wealthy businessman didn't do all of these nice things for me out of the goodness of his heart."

In case you were wondering exactly what Star Scientific produces, the company's website offers the following:

Shame on You, Bob McDonnell

By on 1.22.14 | 5:27PM

How should the Republican Party feel after Bob McDonnell’s embarrassing indictment? Shocked. Disappointed. Like they're watching the receiver on the football team who misses the pass because he's distracted by the cheerleader on the sidelines.

The 43-page document unveils the thousands of dollars McDonnell and his wife “borrowed” from entrepreneur Jonnie R. Williams, Sr. But the biggest questions of “Why?” and “What for?” can only be answered in the McDonnells' own words.

An email from Maureen McDonnell to Williams reads:

I need to talk to you about Inaugural clothing budget. I need answers and Bob is screaming about the thousands I'm charging up in credit card debt. We are broke, have an unconscionable amount in credit card debt already, and this Inaugural is killing us!! I need answers and I need help, and I need to get this done.

Pennsylvania Carrots, Virginia Sticks

By on 7.20.10 | 5:41PM

The Virginian-Pilot reports today about "mounting" tensions between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and President Obama's EPA over new regulations designed to "hasten the Chesapeake Bay cleanup."

Political Hay

Checking In

By 1.8.10

Bob McDonnell showed the way for Republicans to run against unpopular liberal legislation like card check.

Campaign Crawlers

Virginia 2009, GOP 2010

By and 12.2.09

Tips for the Republican class of eager new candidates lining up to win next year.

Political Hay

The Angry Independent

By 11.4.09

When they side with conservatives, Republicans win -- just as Ross Perot taught us.

A Further Perspective

Beers for Bob

By 11.4.09

Northern Virginia Republicans celebrate victory last night -- even the local candidate who lost in his ultra-liberal district.

Political Hay

The Last of the Macacas

By 9.4.09

Another Republican apologizes to America's PC masters.