FORMER VIRGINIA GOVERNOR McDONNELL CONVICTED OF CORRUPTION;
ANNOUNCES BID FOR GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION
by R J Shulman
RICHMOND, Virginia – (PTSD News Service) – Former Virginia
Governor Bob McDonnell was found guilty of 11 counts of corruption and bribery
by a federal grand jury. Almost
immediately, he announced that he is throwing his hat in the ring for the
Republican presidential nomination to run in 2016.
“Heck, if Rick Perry’s mere indictment for abuse of power propelled
him into the limelight and has given him traction in his bid for the
presidency,” McDonnel said, “can you imagine
what my actual conviction can do for me?” McDonnell said that Jesus has forgiven him,
even if his wife, also convicted on 9 counts of corruption, hasn’t, and that informed
Americans know that a vote for him is a vote against the political tyranny of
Barack Obama and a vote for the Bible instead of the Koran.
The news of Perry’s indictment and now McDonnell’s
conviction has thrown presidential hopeful Chris Christie from the
spotlight. “If my bridge scandal does
not soon turn into a conviction,” Christie said, “my presidential ambitions may
be sunk and if so, I may have to make McDonnell and Perry offers that they can’t
McDonnell vowed that he would fight his corruption conviction
by raising funds from taking all the donations he can from lobbyists who want
favors from him when he is president.