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2 Wednesday, July 13, 2016 THE JOURNAL www.journalpress.com ever Former Gov. Bob McDonnell got some good news this week. The United StatesSupreme Court unani- mously voted to vacate the for- mer governor's DAVID S. KERR conviction for bribery. He's not com- pletely out of the woods yet. The case could still be tried again, but that's considered unlikely. Still, the dam- age has been done. I wonder if the former governor is asking himself, %..now, where do I go to get reputa- tion back:' The answer probably isn't something he wants to hear. McDonnell's reputation suffered so poorly presented during the trial, ia politics. He didn't do the George were moving to other states because gineering and Math education. He heavily. Innocent or not. To borrow that it had to go all the way to the Allen or Terry McAuliffe confronta- of our lousy infrastructure, really got into it. And also, he didn't a word from the Supreme Court's de- Supreme Court before anyone would tional style of dealing with the leg- But, now, thanks to Bob McDon- just ask local officials for input on cision, it was a "tawdry" business he take the time to analyze the real legal islature. No scorched earth policy, nell, our Transportation Department education issues, he formed teacher got himself into, but in their minds, issues of the matter, and he didn't play for the cameras, is no longer so strapped for cash that advisory groups. What's more he ac- the prosecution hadn't met the bur- But, there is old Bob McDonnell He had friends on both sides of the it can only cover basic maintenance tually listened. Many governors have den of proof necessary to show that wondering what to do next. And aisle. And no one could beat his de- and repair. Look around. Improve- been education governors. They de- there had been bribery, wondering just what people think of termination. He wanted a road bill. ments to Route 3, Route 301, are serve a lot of credit, but McDonnell A lot depended on a'quid pro quo" him. Given all the bad press, and his That, in his mind, was going to be all being made thanks to Gov. Mc- was a lot more interested in educa- transaction, money for a specific fa- woeful poor judgement in accepting his biggest legacy. And unlike gover- Donnell's bill. Though I am a Terry tion in the dassroom than most chief vor or deed, and that was very hard all of those gifts from his supposed nots before him, he didn't just pro- McAuliffe fan, I don't think he could executives. to prove. Quite a few legal scholars, friend in the first place, he probably pose a bill, then quit when it failed, have gathered the same support. The Right now, he's probably trying to holding their nose a little, because doesn't rank too high when it comes leaving it to the next governor. He leadership had to come from some- figure out how to pay the bills and the whole gift-giving business was to public perception. However, with came back year after year, with pro- one who was into building a real what to do next. That's a tough place so seamy, nonetheless said the gov- the conviction vacated, perhaps, in a posal after proposal, until he finally consensus. And maybe, like Nixon to be in. But, there are some of us, in ernor was innocent of bribery. Five couple years, maybe longer, we can got something. In so doing, he won going to China, only a conservative my case, from the other side of the former Virginia attorney generals, see Gov. McDonnell's record without praise from Democrats and took a Republican could do it. political spectrum, who in spite of Democrats and Republicans, filed the scandal, the way historians do, lot of heat from the Tea Party wing Also, as an old school board mem- McDonnell's foibles think he did a friend of the court briefs making that and then it might not look so bad. It in the Republican Party. I guess ber, Bob McDonnell was one of the pretty good job as Virginia's chiefex- very argument. But, it all smelled so could even warrant a well done. those folks just liked traffic backups, few governors who actually got ex- ecutive. He may never get that credit, bad, and McDonnell's defense was McDonnell was unusual in Virgin- potholes, and were happy businesses cited about Science, Technology, En- but he deserves it. ,i LET WOMEN TAKE CHARGE IN The most frequent attitude between management is the example ofa crea- this progression is natural, and con- POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS factions was not "My Way or No ture closest to man, the little known sequently can not be eliminated be- As a 92 year old male living in ru- Way" that now usually results as "No great ape, the Bonobo, not the Chim- cause female voting is powerful. We ral Virginia, I remember back when Way" It seems that females natural panzee, who has few characteristics in the United States should be opti- rail transportation, not air, was the approach to getting along by negoti- of man. The Bonobo's ways of life for mistic that our present factions, in- ating, not strife, had great Merit. the females in per tally, is how much stead of growing, will be worked out long distance travel. As a conse- Another difficult situation is the friendship in our lives can reduce when we negotiate to move ahead quence, legislators' wives came to slow progression of separation be- confict, and overcome tendencies for for conflict resolution. That will be Washington to live, and social func- tween peoples caused by the tremen- power, rather than use negotiation to tions in Congress were promoted, as dous electronic device capabilities resolve conflicts. They, the Bonobo, an example for all countries. More managed by wives and other females, that allow so much of our communi- have learned naturally, and so can female involvement for negotiation That way, each side-of-the-aisle so- cations to be impersonal. In fact, we humans. Without compatibility, un- in management, rather than male cialized, and partied together with can be too much out of others pres- resolved conflict is a destroyer, male aggressive power, will be our legislators of other parties. Discuss- ence and still operate. Separation is I realize, to reduce male domi- brighter future in due time. ing some business was acceptable counter-productive, nance, and let females into manage- among different political members. The evolution of different gender ment, is not a male thing. However, Howard Yams, King George 9 9 1 6 1 3 468 3 5 2 7 6 38 1 KING GEORGE charged with concealment of price of merchan- July 2 dise. Adrian Michael Haught Crampton, 23, of King Jessica Lynn Estruch, 25, of Port Royal was George was charged with contempt of court, charged with possession of a controlled sub- Jonal Noelle Morse, 33, of Washington, DC was stance. charged with contempt of court. was charged with violating a protecting order. June 25 Charles Lloyd Taylor, 34, of Hague was charged with using profanity in public. July 7 June 26 July 3 Jeremiah Edwards Menefee, 19, ofCulpeperwas Jeffery McCormack, 32, of Waipahu, HI was Mecoss Arnet Madden, 34, of Laurens, SC was charged with contempt of court, charged with threatening over phone. charged with driving under the influence and re- Bonnie Marie Jones, 53, of Montross was fusal of tests and procedures. WESTMORELAND charged with assault. June 24 July 4 Brandon Jackson, 34, of Mineral was charged June 30 George Carlton Cox, 38, of Fredericksburg was with a revocation of bond. Denise Michelle Baxter, 43, of Hague was charged with failure to appear. Terrance Lee Whiteside, 31, of Colonial Beach charged with drug possession and larceny. was charged with using obscene language on a Jerry Eugene Watkins, 45, of Warsaw was July 6 phone, charged with driving under the influence, second Maceshia Anita Gray, 39, of Colonial Beach was Clayton Michael Abel, 36. Of Colonial Beach offense. PHYLLIS COOK text amendment for a related mat- zoning and under specific condi- cept and all details as to issuance ter that would allow for 'event ven- tions, of the permit, fees, approving au- Jack Green said he was surprised ues' in certain zoning districts by A lot more is required by thethority and other conditions have to hear about a unanimous vote by right. Board of Supervisors than simply not been formally proposed. Now the King George County Board of While working on potential zon- approving an application form for we have to establish the process to Supervisors for approval of a per- ing ordinance text amendmentsholding special events, administer it." mit application form for holding over the last six months to allow In an interview, Green said he Green said as an example, his 'special events: up to six commercially-catered would present more information department has been called and The action took place at the June events at 'event venues' in zoning on both matters to the board at its asked what they need to hold a 21 meeting without his presence, not currently allowed without a next regular meeting on July 19. music festival or other event open Green is the county's Director of special exception permit, the Plan- "I understand they were recep- to the public and/or charging ad- Community Development. ning Commission and staff also tive to the concept of requiring a mission. "They asked if they need The concept had been touched saw a potential for a 'special event' permit for special events," Green a permit. We've told them we don't on in a status update contained in permit to allow for a maximum of said. have a process established. That's the meeting packet on a potential two such events per year in certain "The staff report contains a con- what we need:' Green said. Want your voice heard? 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