RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Moments after a federal jury convicted former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell yesterday of official corruption for accepting $165,000 in goodies from dietary supplement manufacturer Johnnie Williams, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D.-Fla.) appeared on the steps of the courthouse here to criticize her fellow Democrat, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (himself really good as a big money in politics guy) for expressing sympathy for McDonnell. Wasserman Schultz’ appearance was chronicled by a solitary reporter who had recently returned from his adventure as a medical tourist in New Hampshire. Wasserman Schultz had herself recently been in Milwaukee walking back on her entirely appropriate denunciation of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for dissing women.
“I’m leaving my fate entirely in the hands of the Lord,” McDonnell said, desperately hoping that the federal Court of Appeals will reverse his conviction. If McDonnell wins on appeal, he will then be able to persuade ignorant-and-proud-of-it voters to elect him as president in a few years, but only if he can win the support of the Koch Brothers.
Meanwhile, in Mexico, keynoting a fundraiser for Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s foundation, Hillary Clinton announced that when she runs for president in 2016, she will be doing at least some of her campaigning south of the border, “Just to show Rick Perry who’s who."