"McAuliffe’s political action committee, Common Good VA, would have barely qualified as news if not for the email announcing it: In addition to face time with the governor and first lady Dorothy McAuliffe, those contributing $10,000 to $100,000 could attend a monthly “roundtable discussion with policy experts.” There are some things you shouldn’t put in writing. To Republicans, eager to divert attention from the perceived ethical miscues of their own, the McAuliffe menu of eleemosynary options sounds suspiciously as if Virginia government is for sale. That’s a seamy image that’s become synonymous with Bob McDonnell. He and wife Maureen face trial in July for alleged Giftgate crimes." Schapiro in the Times Dispatch
Well, well. Virginia government evidently is for sale under McAuliffe as it was under McDonnell. In McDonnell's case this seems to have happened because of the undue influence of the unstable Lady Macbeth type at his side. What is McAuliffe's excuse?
I suppose that the governator now realizes that he is unlikely to derive much joy from the House of Delegates as now peopled and reckons that he will sweep through the Commonwealth next election time with all the money he will raise with this PAC cleansing the Augean Stables, so to speak. He probably hopes that then he will no longer look like an ass who cannot govern by means other than bullying and threats.
Sad to say for him, what may well happen is that the House will still have a Republican majority after that election and the Democrats may lose the US Senate this Autumn. In that eventuality he and Obama can be lame ducks together.
The Washington Post is today whining about gerrymandered districts in Virginia. Only losers whine. pl