Sounds to me like the textbook definition of quid pro quo. She sure did spend alot of time worrying about how she looked.
RICHMOND — Investigators looking into gifts to Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and his family have asked questions about whether first lady Maureen McDonnell received cosmetic dental work for free, according to two people familiar with the probe.
Federal officials have been investigating allegations that a dentist within the large Richmond-area practice of W. Baxter Perkinson Jr. provided cosmetic dentistry services at no charge to the first lady, according to the two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
Free dental work would expand the number of gifts that the first family has received and add a new name to what has been a short list of benefactors. It also would fit a pattern of items given to Maureen McDonnell — including designer clothing and accessories — that appear to have been aimed at polishing her image as first lady.
Perkinson has declined to respond to messages seeking comment, but a woman who returned a call on behalf of his practice and who gave her name only as Marie noted that laws governing the privacy of health-care records would prevent divulging anything about services to anyone.
“We’re not at liberty to discuss anything,” she said.
A well-known dentist with 11 offices in the Richmond area, Perkinson has a $20 million building named after him at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. McDonnell appointed Perkinson to the VCU board of visitors in July 2010. He had previously served as VCU rector and as vice president of the VCU Health Systems board.