If I start the blog with a discussion of the Pythagorean theorem, you will scroll right down to the pic o’ day. Admit it! Right? (Notice how everyone is now saying Right?)
So instead, I take you to the world of Bob McDonnell. I draw from the Washington Post . The article tells the story. U.S. attorney’s office recommends putting Robert McDonnell on trial again. Now, what is your reaction to that?
Honestly, I wasn’t really that interested in the article. It just made me want to say, “Give me a break”. But, if you scroll down quickly, you can see the meat of the reasoning for the U.S. Attorney’s office. It’s based on Justice Roberts’ language in the Supreme Court opinion. (If legalese is boring to you… skip to the good stuff!)
The court decided that jurors were wrongly instructed on the meaning of the term “official act”. In a bribery case, an official act “must involve a formal exercise of governmental power that is similar in nature to a lawsuit before a court, a determination before an agency, or a hearing before a committee,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote that it must be “something specific and focused” and that the public official must make a decision or take an action on it, or at least agree to take action.
Here’s what I enjoyed reading in the article, because it’s a reminder of humanity. It’s found in the comments after the article.
People clearly see through their world (prism) of thinking and the comments at the end of the blog so show that.
If you are commenting as a pro-Republican, then somehow this is an attack on Republicans and should somehow be an attack on the Clintons. Hilary should go to jail for her emails; the Clinton Foundation and all things Democrat for the last 100 years.
If you are Democrat, you see the Supreme Court as Republican and bias in setting aside the conviction, and that McDonnell should be re-tried and McDonnell is just smug anyway. And his smug picture in that borrowed car is just mystifying anyway.
What do others think, who don’t know if they are Republican or Democrat, or just don’t have a bias. It’s just a waste of taxpayer money, and it doesn’t matter anyway. And when is Bob going to get his Rolex watch back from the trial evidence? Ok, maybe I’m the only one wondering about the Rolex.