In what may be the most flagrant example of political hypocrisy to appear in the current governor’s race between two failed candidates, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is calling on ethics-challenged Gov. Bob McDonnell to call a special session of the Virginia General Assembly to focus on ethics.
What makes this even more incredible is that the call is coming from Cuccinelli, an Attorney General who believes the law applies to everyone except him. Yes, he’s the same Cuccinelli who accepted unethical gifts from Jonnie Williams, the corrupt Star Scientific honcho who showed both McDonnell and the Attorney General alike with cash, trips, gifts and stays at his Smith Mountain Lake retreat.
This is also the same Ken Cuccinelli who claims the open records laws of Virginia don’t apply to his office and has refused to turn over information requested in freedom of information requests.
And he’s the same unethical Ken Cuccinelli who claims he can’t return those gifts from Williams — as McDonnell has done — because he spent, ate or drank most of them.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is a pitibul excuse as either a candidate or governor but Ken Cuccinelli raises serious ethical questions over his actions in office. For him to call for a session on ethics is political hypocrisy at the highest levels.