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Former VA Governor McDonnell found guilty of corruption

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I want to know what they did for the CEO guy. What can a governor do to inspire him to give that much stuff? Is it something governors shouldn't be able to do?

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Getsu Fune said:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/jury-virginia-gov-bob-mcdonnell-guilty-corruption/story?id=25250287

they just had the guilty verdict today. looks like his political career is over.


Oh don't worry about him. He will take a multi-million dollar job at at a lobbying firm. Because that's what pretty much every elected official does after they leave or are forced out of office.

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TheCupboard said:

That's quite bad behavior as a public servant. I'm sorry if you live in that state country.

FTFY

Find me a state in the US without major political corruption behind the scenes (and all of the negative consequences impacting society resulting from said corruption).

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Aliotroph? said:

I want to know what they did for the CEO guy. What can a governor do to inspire him to give that much stuff? Is it something governors shouldn't be able to do?

$177k sounds like pocket change given over time. Wouldn't be surprised if they were dumb enough to not even consider such favors as corruption.

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LOL. Italian and Greek politicians LAUGH at how easily Anglo-Saxon politicans are indicted and condemned, and for what laughably puny amounts. $177K is really pocket change, your average country town mayor or municipal consultant in Greece gets to handle (and usurp) much more money than that during a single financial quarter. A full-fledged MP or region governor "flied" in the 10s of millions of Euros region. In general, there's a lot of black, tax-free money to be made for whoever isn't afraid to get his hands dirty, and has an immense nerve.

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Sodaholic said:

Find me a state in the US without major political corruption behind the scenes (and all of the negative consequences impacting society resulting from said corruption).


Nebraska, Vermont, Oregon & Washington, generally speaking.

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Just like so many IL governors. Maybe his wife will go on a reality show like our last governor's wife did.

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