After former Governor Bob McDonnell was convicted of corruption charges last year the legal community consensus was that he should have taken a plea deal, which would have forced him to confess to at least one felony. Last week the Supreme Court vacated the convictions and McDonnell’s decision to pass on the plea deal has been vindicated as the right move.
No doubt McDonnell knew he did nothing wrong, at least legally, and there was no way he was going to take a plea deal and confess to something he didn’t do.
The legal case against McDonnell was incredibly weak, so weak it is hardly worth reciting. Suffice to say the Supreme Court confirmed that setting up a meeting for a constituent is no proof. let alone evidence, of corruption.
Now that the conviction of McDonnell has been thrown out, I do think he can make a political come back of sorts. I am not saying that he can be a viable candidate in the near future, although I would probably vote for him, rather I think he can now openly campaign for candidates and speak out on issues.
Welcome back Bob.