Bob McDonnell: Cad or Rotter?

Bob McDonnell: Cad or Rotter?

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell testified on his own behalf last week in his corruption and bribery trial. The devoted husband and father of five of the 2009 gubernatorial campaign explained that all the unfortunate events in question could be blamed on his screaming lunatic harridan of a wife, Maureen McDonnell.

There’s no real political downside for Mr. McDonnell, who already lost any chance of getting women’s votes when he backed a vaginal probe clause in a proposed Virginia bill. On the other hand, what Real American Guy wouldn’t want to drive a Ferrari and own a Rolex and doesn’t blame stuff on his wife?

Right before the trial, Mr. McDonnell moved out of the house he shared with his wife of 38 years. He’s been living with his priest at the rectory of St. Patrick’s Church in Richmond. He’s probably thinking that, if the couple are convicted, he can claim sanctuary and Maureen can plead insanity.

More:

“Robert McDonnell throws his wife under the bus at trial,” Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

“The rundown on why Maureen McDonnell’s been run over,” Jeff Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell sacrifices wife Maureen McDonnell in gifts scandal,” Robert McCartney, Washington Post

“The Blame Maureen Game,” Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

“Bob McDonnell’s war on woman,” Dick Polman, Newsworks

“McDonnell’s betrayal of his wife is anything but moral,,” Petula Dvorak, Washington Post

“Why Troubled Politicians Blame Women Even When It’s Not a Sex Scandal,” Charlotte Alter, TIME

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