Virginia governor scandal: 'That's not the guy we know'
July 17th, 2013
08:32 AM ET
9 months ago

Virginia governor scandal: 'That's not the guy we know'

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - This southern city is a tranquil place in the summertime.

The steamy downtown streets and grand boulevards that radiate outward from the old Confederate capital are less choked as families seek shelter from the heat and clear out of town for jaunts to the beach or the river.

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soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. plain&simple

    It's always the squeaky clean guy with the most to hide. When someone appears to be perfect....that's the first sign to steer clear. Especially in politics. Give me the person who wears their flaws on their sleeve. You know what you got with them!

    July 17, 2013 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    from the article:

    There is no evidence that the governor granted special favors to Williams or his company in exchange for his financial largesse, a point hammered home by McDonnell loyalists.
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    Seriously? Did they just write that? What about the event that McDonnell threw at the governor's mansion, supposedly to promote in-state businesses growth, that featured just one company, "Uncle Jonnie's" Star Scientific?

    July 17, 2013 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    "Lamestream librul media story"...say the tighie rightie supporters of Gov V-Probe. See ya later....

    July 17, 2013 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  4. Data Driven

    "The steamy downtown streets and grand boulevards that radiate outward from the old Confederate capital"

    Yes, yes, the old men drinking lemonade on their porches playing checkers, the willow trees drooping heavy in the heat, the cicadas buzzing in the haze ... none of all that Thomas Wolfean prose will resurrect McDonnell's career.

    No magic-wand ultrasounds in 2016 ...

    July 17, 2013 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    "These have been the disclosure rules of Virginia. I'm following those."
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    The problem is that once you were informed of your misuse of taxpayer money, you continued to misuse it. Setting that aside, I never saw Mark Warner , Tim Kaine or Gov. Wilder riding around in a Ferrari and getting all of these extravagant gifts. I guess you're an exception McCorrupt.

    July 17, 2013 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  6. Sniffit

    VA is moving quite rapidly right into the "stupid state" column.

    July 17, 2013 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  7. Tampa Tim

    More and more is being discovered about this wingnut's illegal activity by probing into his background. To a bagger this may be invasive, but he did take an oath, and even a brain dead right wingnut should want to sound out ultra corruption.

    July 17, 2013 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
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    July 17, 2013 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  9. Southeast

    This story has nothing to do with the dishonest,lying,cheating a.. Governor

    July 17, 2013 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    That's not the guy we all know
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    Well it is the guy the rest of the nation is getting to know...and that ain't good.

    July 17, 2013 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  11. Jeff in Virginia

    I'd expect this kind of softball piece from Peter Hamby... a "reporter" who has received kudos from Sarah Palin for "honesty". Good grief.

    July 17, 2013 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  12. Thomas

    'That's not the guy we know'

    That's because you never knew him in the first place . The guy looks and act's more like a used car salesman , TV evangelist and a combination insurance agent and mortician . And that is what most republicans look for in there leaders.

    July 17, 2013 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  13. Sniffit

    And it leads back to Kilgore too, who is now, despite his own potential to be a witness, pretending to be Williams' attorney without violating any ethical standards. All of them...McDonnell, Cuccinelli, Kilgore and Williams are FILTHY.

    July 17, 2013 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  14. M.A.P.

    He just looks shifty. He looks like one of those Evangelist TV "let's pretend we're the perfect family" kind of people. Ew! So fake!! Inside you know he's full of hate, but his hair is just a little too perfect. He looks like a creepy face smile brainwashed cult member.

    July 17, 2013 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  15. sonny chapman

    Anytime someone comes across as being holier or more patriotic than their political adversaries, WATCH OUT. P.S.-Liz Cheney just called herself a PATRIOT in her Senate Announcement. Actually, she's a Vietnam War Draft Dodger's "Love Child".

    July 17, 2013 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  16. Data Driven

    You guys going to post any comments today? Why offer the option and then not follow through? I truly don't understand.

    July 17, 2013 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  17. rs

    Really? This sounds just like the immoral Governor Ultasound we all know outside of the FOX Noise echo chamber. Where have his supporters been?

    July 17, 2013 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  18. Lynda/Minnesota

    Data Driven
    You guys going to post any comments today? Why offer the option and then not follow through? I truly don't understand.
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    Upping your ante, and adding a ditto.

    July 17, 2013 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  19. Just a thought

    VA is moving quite nicely back to the '50's where a woman's alternative was a back-alley...all so Gov Ultrasound can keep his bank account filled. Nothing is too good for the women of VA....sarcasm

    July 17, 2013 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  20. Pete

    Come on republicans come back your scoundrel that resides in Virginias capital..If McDonnell were democrate you'd be readying the trees for a public lynching or as usual you'd sick your dogs like Issa to run him outta town with Issas lies and others concocted statements...Where's a radical,racist republican when yah need one here to back up his McDonnell,Sanford or Vetters of the republican party ,you know the party of NO in ethics,morals or anything else pertinent in politics,right and hypocrites ta boot!!

    July 17, 2013 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  21. rs

    It's funny how when there is a "real" scandal as opposed to the ones they make up, Republicans are strangely silent....

    July 17, 2013 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  22. anonymous

    Funny to see all the leftists in here that support their pervert criminals in the NYC race, attack another person before anything has been proven. What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? In typical fashion, you attack and smear first and worry about facts later, if ever.

    July 17, 2013 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  23. just sayin

    rs
    It's funny how when there is a "real" scandal as opposed to the ones they make up
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    obama scandals involve people getting killed through their malfeasance and incompetence. real made up. or the use of our federal government and tax dollars to target obama's politcial opponents in two elections. yeah, real made up.

    July 17, 2013 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  24. Rudy NYC

    "Funny to see all the leftists in here that support their pervert criminals in the NYC race, attack another person before anything has been proven. What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? In typical fashion, you attack and smear first and worry about facts later, if ever."
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    You left out the part about that it is VA Attorney General Bob Cuccinelli's office originating and conducting the investigation.

    July 17, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  25. Get Real

    Don't we say that about ALL of them.

    July 17, 2013 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
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