Rachel Maddow has covered the Gov. Bob "Ultrasound" McDonnell corruption story since the beginning, and I've reported on her reporting as often as possible here (scroll). The Virginia guv has provided us with reams of snarkitude on Republican hypocrisy and perpetual corruption. This is from an earlier post:
Here's a reminder of what Rachel Maddow said awhile ago: “So it turns out there is a smoking gun in [Va. Gov. 'Ultrasound' McDonnell] case. Want to see it?” And here's a brief recap of what's been going on, via a previous post, In “ominous sign” for Gov. “Ultrasound” McDonnell, his (former) BFF donor is cooperating with prosecutors:
Gov. Ultrasound has been evasive and dishonest about accepting a lot of fancy schmancy gifts and lots of cash from his supporters… one in particular, Jonnie Williams, chief executive of Star Scientific.
And in return, Gov. Ultrasound does them favors. But now he’s in a whole lot of hot legal water, so he has apologized but claimed that they weren’t all gifts, no, they were loans, no they were gifts and loans, and he’s returning the gifts and the loans, because, damn you caught me red handed even though I didn’t do anything wrong, trust me!
There you go, that should catch you up on the basics.
The video above will catch you up on the latest. Enjoy.