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I am not acquainted enough with former Governor McDonnell to know how to contact him.  So I have decided to use this blog entry to let him know how I feel about it.

I met the future governor 25 or so years ago when he was looking for legal work in Northern Virginia.  I almost hired him!  (I could not afford a salary otherwise the history of Virginia would have been different!)  And I always found Bob McDonnell to be a solid, upright conservative.  I supported him in several elections and tried to help him at this blog (even if I criticized him) during his term as governor.  I never have met Maureen McDonnell.

I am saddened about these charges and I do not believe Governor McDonnell is a crook.  I do not believe he traded the state’s interest for gifts but I do agree that this should not happened.

So I want the governor and his wife to know:  I am praying for you.  I hope and pray you do not get convicted or serve jail time or lose right to vote or in Bob’s case, practice law.  But I am praying for you.  May you come out of this okay.


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

One Response to “OPEN POST to former GOVERNOR McDONNELL and his wife MAUREEN: I’M PRAYING for YOU!”

  1. Tom White says:

    Bob McDonnell stopped being a Conservative when he push through the largest tax hike in Virginia history. That was the day I stopped supporting him.

    I have met them both and interviewed Maureen for this blog during the election in 2009.

    I will never support them again. Bob McDonnell convinced me that I can no longer assume that ANY Republican is better than ANY Democrat. And in fact, many are the same. They are all about power and money.

    Taking high roller gifts like a Rolex and the money from Mr. Williams only confirmed what I had already figured out.

    The McDonnells are all about themselves, power and money.

    I have no earthly idea if what they did was against the law or not. That does not concern me. But I do know it was against the trust I put in them when I worked to elect this guy. And I will never support him again no matter the outcome of his current situation.

    If he is convicted, his political future if obviously even more over than it seems right now.

    But even if he is found not guilty he is forever guilty of betraying my trust and the trust of Virginians both from taking the loot and even more by hiking taxes.

    I am afraid that the only prayers I will be saying on behalf of our former Governor and First Lady are that justice will be done. There may not have been a quid pro quo, but he took the riches. That much is 100% certain.
    Tom White recently posted…OPEN POST to former GOVERNOR McDONNELL and his wife MAUREEN: I’M PRAYING for YOU!My Profile


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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