“This wasn’t about a disintegrating marriage and an emotional, needy wife. This was a family of people who presented themselves as a shining example of all that is moral and righteous. And once Virginians trusted that they were good people and put McDonnell in office, the entire family allegedly sold off what the people of Virginia had given them — the public trust.
“All the lovesick melodrama that the first lady had a crush on [Jonnie] Williams and all the gifts and cash were about the attention has likely been manufactured by the defense lawyers. Maybe they have some evidence to back up this storyline. But when this scandal began, Bob and Maureen McDonnell showed up in court holding hands, presenting themselves as a solid, Christian couple.
“Now they are changing that narrative, walking in and out of court in separate entourages, riding different elevators, brushing past each other without even making eye contact. The staging in court borders on ridiculous. They are doing nothing more than selling Virginians another tale.”
Petula Dvorak, “Here’s Jonnie: Cue the rapt gaze from former Va. first lady Maureen McDonnell,” WaPo
The defense is total BS, but very clever. Whatever the McDonnells are paying their lawyers, they deserve more!
During testimony at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen today, it came out that Mitt Romney and John McCain also took free rides on snake oil salesman Jonnie Williams’ private plane.
Former VA Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are on trial for corruption in connection with over $165,000 in gifts and loans they got from Jonnie Williams, the head of snake oil company Star Scientific. The guy was selling “health supplements” made from tobacco!
Now Maureen’s lawyer is claiming that Maureen had romantic feelings for Williams and that her marriage had “broken down” to the point that she and the Governor were “barely on speaking terms.”
Sounds as if Governor Ultrasound wasn’t sharing his wand with his wife anymore, and she was looking elsewhere.
Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin, who lost his Missouri Senate race to Claire McCaskill, is baaack, and he wants us to know he’s sorry — very, very sorry. In his new book*, Akin regrets that he apologized for claiming women can’t get pregnant if it’s a “legitimate rape.” I think we all knew at the time that his apology was as phony as his biology.
This moron genuinely believes women can magically shut down their bodies. If only we could shut up Akin and his crappy science.
* Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom