Virginia is for Losers

Virginia is for Losers

Governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia:

1. Patrick Henry
2. Thomas Jefferson
3. James Monroe
4. Bob McDonnell

Q: Which one was convicted of felony corruption?

Robert Francis McDonnell was the first Virginia Governor with degrees from Christian Broadcasting Network University. He’s also the first one convicted of multiple felonies committed while in office. We cannot confirm if his spouse, Maureen, is the first former NFL Cheerleader to be convicted of felony corruption.

Mr. McDonnell’s misstep was thinking too small, like disgraced former Maryland governor Spiro T. Agnew, who took kickback envelopes full of cash. In America you’re got to steal much bigger stuff, enough of it so you’re Too Big to Jail.


“McDonnell guilty of corruption,” Washington Post

“Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell and Wife Found Guilty,” Valerie Bauerlein and Dawn Chase, Wall Street Journal

“Former Governor in Virginia Guilty in Bribery Case,” Trip Gabriel, New York Times

“Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Found Guilty In Corruption Trial,” Chris Hopkins and Krishnadev Calamur, NPR

“Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife found guilty on federal corruption charges,” Adam Edelman, New York Daily News

“Jurors’ decision in McDonnells’ trial based on ‘overwhelming’ evidence,” Justin Jouvenal, Rachel Weiner and Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post

“Bob McDonnell’s shocking stupidity: How could a politician have been this dumb?” Jim Newell, Salon

“The pathetic and predictable end for Bob McDonnell,” Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

“Super-Sad Couple Shtick Fails Miserably for Bob McDonnell and Scapegoat Wife,” Joe Coscarelli, New York Magazine

“Bob McDonnell’s shocking stupidity: How could a politician have been this dumb?: Jim Newell, Salon

“If It’s Not About Sex, It Must Be About Money — Unless It’s About Power,” Ron Elving, NPR


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