Grand jury empaneled to investigate Va. Gov. Bob "Ultrasound" McDonnell (R), who is dodging questions

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Governor Bob’s excellent adventures are in full swing. It all started with Gov. “Ultrasound” McDonnell’s “improper use of government money, facilities, and power for the personal enrichment of friends.” That one was all about who paid for his daughter’s wedding at the governor’s mansion and questions about a possible (read: probable) quid pro quo. The FBI is investigating the relationship between the Virginia governor, his wife, and a major campaign donor.

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The donor was Star Scientific chief executive Jonnie R. Williams Sr. whose gifts to and acceptance by McDonnell and state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli have been under scrutiny.

Things just got more interesting. WaPo:

A Virginia state delegate has confirmed that he’s been called to appear next month as a witness before a federal grand jury as part of an investigation related to Gov. Robert F. McDonnell.... [FBI] agents are exploring whether McDonnell assisted the [dietary supplement] company in exchange for gifts. [...]

[State delegate Del. David Ramadan (R-Loudoun)], a jeweler and friend of the governor’s, confirmed that he has been asked to testify before a grand jury in July to provide information that appeared to relate to McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

Ramadan declined to say whether he has ever provided other gifts to members of the McDonnell family, including Mrs. Ultrasound.

Of course, Gov. Ultrasound is ducking and bobbing and weaving, doing his best Michele Bachmann and Sharron Angle  impressions. Via the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

After speaking for roughly 20 minutes at the annual gathering of Virginia business leaders and elected officials in Fairfax County, McDonnell was hurried into an elevator as television and newspaper reporters tried to get him to stop and answer questions regarding the probe.

"I really can't. I came to talk about transportation and business," McDonnell said, as he stood behind aides and security in the back of an elevator at the Ritz-Carlton. "I really can't talk about it."

McDonnell had avoided questions earlier upon his arrival and was seated at the head table.

Remember when he was the Republican's go-to guy? Their golden boy? The up-and-comer who they chose to rebut President Obama's State of the Union Address?

Well look at the time! It's GOP reinvention o'clock again...

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