I confess, the thought of Terry McAuliffe as Virginia's Governor makes me want to vomit. Here are some quotes from the man who takes the typical Democratic approach to fund raising: Got Big Money? Name your Prize. His selling luncheons with the president and rides on Air Force One remind me of Clinton selling the Lincoln bedroom for a price. Keep in mind that Federal employees may not accept "gifts" from contractors, etc. How come the highest federal employee in the land can accept money by selling access? It stinks. But here's McAuliffe demonstrating in his own words how ethically challenged he is:
"Did I ever ring anyone and say that for $50,000 you can have lunch with the President? Or, for whatever, you can fly on Air Force One? Yes, I did - thousands of times! And so what?”
“We have got to move past coal. As governor, I never want another coal plant built.”
“I’ve gone into states like Florida, right-to-work, and hired all union workers."
“Now let me tell you, it’s a lot easier to raise money for a governor. They have all kinds of business to hand out, road contracts, construction jobs, you name it.” [Wow! And you thought it was illegal to direct government contracts to your buddies?]
"You help me, I'll help you. That's politics."Here's more about McAuliffe's kind of ethics. Even rich Democrats balk at his sleaze.
And then there's the way McAuliffe treated his pregnant wife - going to a fundraiser while she was in labor and leaving wife and baby in the car on the way home from the hospital so he could make an appearance at another fundraiser.This is a guy who claims to care about women? He didn't even care about his wife! His crass behavior came to mind this past week when P'GA golfer Hunter Mahan dropped out of the Canadian Open with a two shot lead. Why? He got a phone call on the green that his wife had gone into labor and made a beeline home to be with Kandi and their baby. Now there's a man who cares about his wife.
As for McAuliffe? Like I said he triggers my gag reflex.