I can’t imagine how these letters requesting leniency in sentencing for former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell are helping his cause.
The Washington Post reported Saturday on the letters of support daughters Jeanine McDonnell Zubowsky and Cailin McDonnell Young wrote to a federal judge asking for leniency in their father’s sentencing, which is scheduled for Jan. 6.
“Through my life, I have seen my dad wear t-shirts with holes in them, shoes with the soles falling off and pants that are too short,” Zubowsky wrote. “My dad is the least materialistic person that I have ever known and he has never cared about things … my Mom, in contrast, has always been concerned with getting discounts or freebies.”
I haven’t been following the trial to know if the federal judge sentencing McDonnell does or doesn’t believe Maureen McDonnell is indeed mentally ill and ultimately a victim of stresses of being isolated in public life exacerbated her condition. I do know the jurors thought the McDonnell’s were guilty.
I have no reason to doubt that their father is the least materialistic person Bob McDonnell’s daughters know. They could probably benefit from knowing a few more people.