McDonnell's Gift Disclosure Saga, its...

McDonnell's Gift Disclosure Saga, its Potential Mark on VA

There are 21 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 2, 2013, titled McDonnell's Gift Disclosure Saga, its Potential Mark on VA. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

It's the controversy that's dominated Virginia headlines for months. Friday we dug into Governor Bob McDonnell's gift disclosure saga, and how it could impact his - and Virginia's - future.

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Middle Seat

Forest Park, GA

#1 Jul 5, 2013
Just waiting for someone to try to blame this on Obama.

There should be strict requirements to report all donations by corporations made to those seeking elected office, and, corporations should no longer be counted as individuals. WE the people will never be properly served otherwise.
Crack Scooter

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jul 5, 2013
Let's not forget gifts and other considerations between media and folks like politicians and universities.

Since: Apr 11

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#3 Jul 5, 2013
nice to see nbc29 showing their liberal political bias...as usual
Observer

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jul 5, 2013
Why don't they get as excited over the overt protection of criminals by the judicial system.
This is only about money........
To quote one of our Albemarle County Politicians, "We have the best politicians
money can buy".......
Until they run out of money and have to
leave town of course......
Cuccinelli doesn't care about the law.....he refuses to listen to legitimate complaints regarding corruption.........
The system is corrupt to the core.....
sez you

Macomb, MI

#5 Jul 5, 2013
Politicians and corruption, one of those facts of life.
Micky Mouse

Faber, VA

#6 Jul 5, 2013
Jail to the thief.
cvillemom

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jul 5, 2013
"Friday we dug into Governor Bob McDonnell's gift disclosure saga, and how it could impact his - and Virginia's - future."

So, what did you find out from your digging? How will this impact his - and Virginia's - future? If you think you have answered the question by stating "...lawmakers are already discussing potential changes to the state's political gifts laws." That doesn't tell us much either. How might the laws change? What will happen to McDonnell?

So far all we have are allegations from a former chef who was booted out for stealing, and who now claims that the food he took was actually payment for catering services at personal functions. Show us some evidence, tell us something new that we don't already know. Otherwise there is no NEWs here, just an attempt to keep this story in the headlines.
McDonnell IS tarnished

Richmond, VA

#8 Jul 6, 2013
cvillemom wrote:
"Friday we dug into Governor Bob McDonnell's gift disclosure saga, and how it could impact his - and Virginia's - future."
So, what did you find out from your digging? How will this impact his - and Virginia's - future? If you think you have answered the question by stating "...lawmakers are already discussing potential changes to the state's political gifts laws." That doesn't tell us much either. How might the laws change? What will happen to McDonnell?
So far all we have are allegations from a former chef who was booted out for stealing, and who now claims that the food he took was actually payment for catering services at personal functions. Show us some evidence, tell us something new that we don't already know. Otherwise there is no NEWs here, just an attempt to keep this story in the headlines.
Knowing that McDonnell accepted lavish gifts and skirted reporting them by saying the gifts were for his wife and daughter should be more than enough evidence for you to know that his intention was to deceive and sidestep the disclosure law in our state. How much more evidence do you need to prove that McDonnell abused his position and conveniently "forgot" to disclose big $? Is he the only politician that has ever done this? Doubtful, but he got caught, and he still isn't coming clean with Virginians. Did you ever consider if McDonnell actually did come clean than the media won't have a story anymore?
Buzz

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jul 6, 2013
McDonnell IS tarnished wrote:
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Knowing that McDonnell accepted lavish gifts and skirted reporting them by saying the gifts were for his wife and daughter should be more than enough evidence for you to know that his intention was to deceive and sidestep the disclosure law in our state. How much more evidence do you need to prove that McDonnell abused his position and conveniently "forgot" to disclose big $? Is he the only politician that has ever done this? Doubtful, but he got caught, and he still isn't coming clean with Virginians. Did you ever consider if McDonnell actually did come clean than the media won't have a story anymore?
How can this be any worse than Obama and his administration lying about any of his scandals with their attempts to cover them up?
sunny

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jul 6, 2013
So, Buzz, the Obama Administration's scandals cancel out the McDonnell ones? Um, no. Pointing out the bad behavior of others doesn't diminish the bad behavior of the first person. McDonnell has demonstrated his greed, arrogance, and dishonesty, which is what this article is about. When nbc29 posts a story about Obama's many lies and instances of arrogance, then we'll comment on them. And we won't point at other corrupt politicians as a way to excuse them, either. But nice try.
central va marine

Springfield, MO

#11 Jul 6, 2013
Did he take credit for paying for his daughters wedding reception? SCANDAL!!

Did he not have to buy his wife's clothes because his/her "Sugar Daddy" picked up the tab? SCANDAL!!

Oh, that Rolex? Scandal!!

Using the PEOPLE'S GOVERNOR"S MANSION to kick off a new Virginia business, that the owner has seen fit to lavish gifts to personal family members? STINKS OF SCANDAL!!

What about those "children" taking food from the Mansion's kitchen for their private parties? STINKS OF SCANDAL!!

If President Obama has been involved in some sort of personal scandal, he has proven he is smarter then the T-Baby Governor, because Darrell Issa has not caught him yet.(This one is thrown out as red meat for the sad losers who have not gotten over Mitt Eastwood, yet)

And yet there are still people who are throwing themselves at the feet of Coo-che-coo, et all, and giving the McClone $$$. SCANDAL!!!!!!!!!!

more to come
Bologna Streets

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jul 6, 2013
virginiagate
Frank

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jul 6, 2013
Dems starting their mud slinging at republicans, gearing up for the 2014 elections. Dems have a long list of scandals, they need to be very careful. Let the games begin-not.
G Luv

Marietta, GA

#14 Jul 6, 2013
sunny wrote:
So, Buzz, the Obama Administration's scandals cancel out the McDonnell ones? Um, no. Pointing out the bad behavior of others doesn't diminish the bad behavior of the first person. McDonnell has demonstrated his greed, arrogance, and dishonesty, which is what this article is about. When nbc29 posts a story about Obama's many lies and instances of arrogance, then we'll comment on them. And we won't point at other corrupt politicians as a way to excuse them, either. But nice try.
Well spoken. It's amazing how so many think the first line of defense in politics is, "The Other Guy did it, too!".
hondacivic

Staunton, VA

#15 Jul 6, 2013
cvillemom wrote:
"Friday we dug into Governor Bob McDonnell's gift disclosure saga, and how it could impact his - and Virginia's - future."
So, what did you find out from your digging? How will this impact his - and Virginia's - future? If you think you have answered the question by stating "...lawmakers are already discussing potential changes to the state's political gifts laws." That doesn't tell us much either. How might the laws change? What will happen to McDonnell?
So far all we have are allegations from a former chef who was booted out for stealing, and who now claims that the food he took was actually payment for catering services at personal functions. Show us some evidence, tell us something new that we don't already know. Otherwise there is no NEWs here, just an attempt to keep this story in the headlines.
NBC29 really hasn't covered other things that Mr. McDonnell has done as reported by the Washington Post. Such as charging the state for personal items for him and his family. It wasn't until he was asked to pay these items back to Virginia, that he did. They also liked to send staff to run personal errands for them also.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-politi...
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#16 Jul 6, 2013
I don't think it really matters what is discovered, his massive tax hike ruined his future.
Bendover Everyone

Bremo Bluff, VA

#17 Jul 6, 2013
Both parties rip us off daily. The Obama family's trips to Hawaii also make for interesting reading.
Fluco

Scottsville, VA

#18 Jul 7, 2013
The Post's articles also mention that the Governor's children (including his underage sons) regularly take booze (bought with public funding) for their own use.

There is a lot of ethical questions and possible misuse of public funds.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Jul 7, 2013
Fluco wrote:
The Post's articles also mention that the Governor's children (including his underage sons) regularly take booze (bought with public funding) for their own use.
There is a lot of ethical questions and possible misuse of public funds.
It's OK, booze is safer than that evil weed.
Need more helicopters!
wwtjdo

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Jul 7, 2013
I'm amazed at the comments in here without facts. So far, they've dug into so called gifts. I'll wait until the true details emerge before condeming the Gov...I've spent a lot of yeras around law enforcement & prisons. The one thing I find in common with aledged criminals is they all have a story to tell. A chef is fired & he has inside information on gifts. A physician injects steroids into athletes, looking at prison time, but wait, I gave an injection to this super star. I even saved the needle for years. Corruption is everywhere in society. If the Gov is found to have accepted illegal gifts, then he should pay the penalty. But, to say it'll effect the future of Virginia is dumb. If it were the case we'd have no nation. It'd be nice if we could have real leaders in our country instead of power hungry individuals. As for ther Washington Compost, they're a joke. Accepting illegal gifts has nothing to do with party affiliations. It's always the individual who's responsible.

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