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“THE TRAGEDY OF BOB McDONNELL


POLITICO

By Alexander Burns and John F. Harris

McDonnell says he will use 'every available resource and advocate' to clear his name. | AP Photo
McDonnell says he will use ‘every available resource and advocate’ to clear his name. | AP Photo

On Feb. 24, 2012, Bob McDonnell was in a fix. With Mitt Romney’s VP selection process looming and McDonnell viewed as a real contender, the Virginia Legislature had very inconveniently descended into a divisive debate about mandating invasive ultrasounds for women seeking abortions.

As McDonnell walked out of a POLITICO event at the Newseum in Washington, he faced a battery of local TV cameras that were there for one purpose: to pin down McDonnell on the culture-war battle riveting Richmond.

It was the kind of moment that sends many politicians racing for the exits, with aides shouting, “No questions!” But McDonnell seemed delighted as he bounded over to greet the press throng. “Are you guys here to ask about my education plan?” he joked.

(WATCH: McDonnell’s political career from campaign to indictment)

He then patiently and deftly swatted the questions away — “You can’t believe everything you hear in the national press” — giving the impression of a man thoroughly enjoying himself. His smile and peppy manner seemed almost like a taunt, as if saying to the reporters: C’mon, can’t you guys throw any tougher punches than that?

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/bob-mcdonnell-virginia-indictment-scandal-102460.html#ixzz2r7Q0Af8w

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BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY


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MATTHEW 7:7-8

Ask, and It Will Be Given ] “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

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