Just as it’s always the most anti-gay crusader who gets caught with the rent boy, it’s the hard-core anti-big-guvamint rightie who gets caught pilfering from the taxpayers.
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) and his wife, Maureen, have used taxpayer money for a range of small personal items they should have paid for themselves under state policy, according to spending records.
The McDonnells have billed the state for body wash, sunscreen, dog vitamins and a digestive system “detox cleanse,” the records show. They also have used state employees to run personal errands for their adult children. In the middle of a workday, for example, a staffer retrieved Rachel McDonnell’s newly hemmed pants at a tailoring shop nine miles from the governor’s mansion. Another time, a state worker was dispatched to a dry cleaner 20 miles away to pick up a storage box for Cailin McDonnell’s wedding dress.
The records do not indicate if the “digestive system ‘detox cleanse'” was for the governor or for the dog. Or if it involved an ultrasound.