Don’t get me wrong. I think they are, for a change, getting both away with something that is very close to murder. Which reminds me of what Bryan Stevenson says: “We have a system of justice in this country that treats you much better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent.”
- Mrs. McDonnell is a new day Eve who lets the serpent tempts her and brings an apple to the husband to bite. Seriously?
- Mr. McDonnell – a man who was vying for the President of the country – was completely under his wife’s spell and, now apparently freed from her hex, no doubt more pressing matters such as impending jail time have a way to get the voodoo out of you, blamed her for all their financial troubles, her convenient crush with a businessman whose largess caused their downfall, the failure of their marriage and global warming. Oh, no, that part was wrong. He doesn’t believe in global warming.
- Then, we have Judge James R. Spencer of Federal District Court, who wondered in bewilderment regarding Mrs. McDonnell: “How can a person become so bedazzled by material possessions that she can no longer see the difference between what’s appropriate and inappropriate.” Are you serious? Isn’t that the number one reason people lie, cheat and steal? Has he read the convictions of white collar criminals, most of them male, by the way? Does he really think they were not in it for the money?
- Judge Spencer even chastised Mr. McDonnell because “While Mrs. McDonnell may have allowed the serpent into the mansion, the governor knowingly let him into his personal and business affairs.” Go figure.