If there was any question that Bob McDonnell’s a wingnut and a not-ready-for-prime-time lightweight, how about the fact that his office is actually bragging – and sending around “high resolution photos” – about the fact that he held a glitzy event with leading “birther,” racist, and all-around buffoon Donald Trump last night at Trump Tower in New York City. Here are a few classic Trump quotes to illustrate what I’m talking about:
*”I have people that have been studying [Obama’s birth certificate] and they cannot believe what they’re finding…if he wasn’t born in this country, which is a real possibility…then he has pulled one of the great cons in the history of politics.”
*”I have a great relationship with the blacks.”
*”The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.”
*”I heard [Obama] was a terrible student, terrible…How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard? I’m thinking about it, I’m certainly looking into it. Let him show his records.”
On that last quote, I think Bob Schieffer sums it up well when he says, “That’s just code for saying he got into law school because he’s black…This is an ugly strain of racism that’s running through this whole thing.”
What’s truly astounding is how brazen McDonnell is, no shame whatsover in partying with Trump, despite Trump’s long history of being…well, fill in the appropriate, derogatory adjective.
P.S. Here’s another recent Trump quote that’s up there on the loony meter: “It will be my great honour to testify about the impact that these atrocious industrial wind turbines will have on Scotland, which are ruining the landscapes and environments all over the world…I look forward to testifying and helping Scotland save itself from this madness.” Sorry, Mr. Trump, but the only “madness” is yours. So what’s our fine governor doing hanging out with a raving, tinfoil-hat nutjob like this?