Yesterday the former Governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, was convicted on multiple counts of corruption. The charges were accepting a total of $165,000 in personal loans and gifts from the CEO of a Virginia company, in exchange for special access and promotion of the company’s products (nutritional supplements). While this conviction is a victory against corruption, there’s a more troubling side to this story:

Bob McDonnell accepts $165,000 in special loans and gifts; convicted of corruption. Congress accepts $1 Billion in political donations in the first half of 2014; business as usual. (Sources:  CBS News, Center for Responsive Politics)

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