I know, I know. This is a big shocker.
Hey, the cronies control the machine and they aren’t afraid to use the machine.
As an aside I know someone who after getting out of prison (in Virginia) went through a lot of effort to regain his voting rights. But this person is unlikely to vote Governor McAuliffe’s way.
(From The Daily Caller)
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has granted voting rights to as many as 60,000 convicted felons just in time for them to register to vote,
This Virginian grew hemp.
Hey, good for Virginia! My beloved Commonwealth gets things right occasionally. Allowing the farming of hemp is certainly a good thing. (Though it’s not a done deal yet.)
Ah yes, a crony dispatch from my home state, the Commonwealth of Virginia. We used to be relatively clean (or particularly good at keeping things quiet). Now the former governor is in prison and the current governor, Clinton crony and crony capitalist extraordinaire Terry McAuliffe is defending his “little” piece of the great taxpayer financed “green” stimulus rush of the early Obama years. Seems that Homeland Security may have thrown some favors the governor’s way. According to the report things look legal,
Seriously, I am disappointed by both the former governor and the current one. Not surprised but disappointed.
Virginia has long been known as a state that was relatively clean politically. Not clean, but not Louisiana or New Jersey either. Given the recent ethical challenges of the commonwealth’s outgoing Republican governor, and the long time crony capitalism and general opportunism of its incoming Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, I fear that my home state has dropped a couple of tiers on the good governance scale.
Good news? For some.
If there is one thing this guy knows how to do it is how to use political connections to pad his bottom line. Now he wants to be governor of Virginia.
The governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell finds himself wrapped up in an unseemly scandal worthy of Louisiana or Chicago. He took over $120,000 from a connected businessman for his daughter’s wedding (I wonder what his daughter thinks of that?) and other expenses. It’s ugly and the governor has apologized and repaid the money. There are calls for the Republican’s resignation.
This guy isn’t even from Virginia. He’s from Syracuse New York, where his dad was a big Democratic Party boss. Amazingly a 30 year old McAuliffe, after a tour with Jimmy Carter, became president of a failing small bank in suburban Washington DC which then suddenly became the bank to go to for the politically connected.
Farm Bureau is an insurance company which in Virginia guards the gate to all farming legislation jealously. In the past, bills having to do with agriculture in the Commonwealth had to be blessed by the company.