McDonnell and Bolling – Completely Clueless or Poorly Served By Staff?
Bob McDonnell has made more than a few easily avoidable boneheaded mistakes so far as Governor. Bill Bolling hasn’t been so inept publicly, but of course doesn’t have the level of exposure and responsibility.
So why did they go for broke in endorsing Scott Rigell in the 2nd CD, a guy who gave $1,000 each to Mark Warner and Barack Obama (details in this BVBL post)??? We all know there is a growing rift between these two and Cuccinelli for control of the party, and while Cuccinelli has been very active in getting involved in intra-party contests, McD and B have been reticent. Except for getting behind this Rigell guy, with a donation history any Dem candidate would be proud of (all while avoiding important races for the future like the 10th District debacle awaiting us).
Now you know I am no party puritan, but this is simply a stupid stupid move for McDonnell and especially for Bolling. If he had any hopes of holding off Cuccinelli in 2013, this seals the deal for Cooch. Did they know this donation history and chose to ignore it? Or did their staff simply do no vetting of this guy? For their political futures’ sakes some heads should roll