Politics brings out large amounts of hypocrisy and bravado for those who also swear to religious contradictions simply multiply the problems for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
McDonnell used his law degree from Regent to become Virginia Attorney General before claiming quest the governorship, but the man who quotes a lot of scripture amid claims of holy faith spent more time pursuing a fancy lifestyle with his onetime Washington Redskins cheerleader wife.
Now we wants us to believe he was just an innocent victim of his wife’s unfaithfulness with diet drug kingpin Jonnie Williams and further claims he and his spouse were hardly speaking to each other while tooling around with big smiles in Williams’ Ferrari and living large as a guest at his executive mufti-million dollar Smith Mountain Lake mansion and flying around the country in his private jet.
According to McDonnell, he and his wife were not getting alone while she was giving him a fancy Rolex watch that Williams bought or enjoying a private retreat at a fancy spa — also paid for by Williams.
McDonnell, it appears, was living a double life — virtually broke while living in style and driving that pesky Ferrari that Williams owned.
And, while living it up, McDonnell also claimed to be a good, “born again Christian” with close allegiances to the tea party and other “good Christians” who pray more to the god of money than anything else.
McDonnell used Christianity as a crutch for support when needed a political tool to serve his own personal and selfish interests. He’s not the only celebrity-driven phony to use Christianity for his own not-very-Christian goals. He is just one of too many who play the God game for their own gain.
For Bob McDonnell, the road to hell is paved with greed, lust, lies and self-gratification and he still continues down that long and twisting road.