28 Jun '16, 5pm

Gov. Rolex thinks it's all good now.

Please, Governor Rolex, hold off on the smiles and celebration. That conviction still stands in the court of public opinion. Because seeing former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell’s life laid bare — the Ferrari rides, the shopping sprees, the private jets, the $300 golf rounds and that Rolex — did plenty to explain why American voters are so cheesed off with politics now. Yes, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned McDonnell’s bribery conviction on Monday. And, yes, the court made it harder to prosecute public officials for the kinds of grody shenanigans that their herd calls business as usual with its ruling. But the victory for common people — the folks whose moral compasses spin whack-a-doodle when they hear about the ways 1-percenters conduct business — remains whole. McDonnell was convicted of 11 corruption-related charges by a federal jury in 2014. His wife, M...

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