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RUSH: Here’s Carl in Ashburn, Virginia.  Great to have you with us, Carl.  How you doing?

CALLER:  Oh, hi, Rush.  Nice to talk to you.  The reason I was calling is I wanted to comment on that Supreme Court decision today on Bob McDonnell.

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  They voted eight to nothing, which I believe is significant, saying that he was overturning his conviction.  The reason I say that’s significant is because the prosecution knew all along what the laws were in Virginia and the federal government, the federal laws, and by prosecuting McDonnell they kept him out of the working for the Cuccinelli campaign and getting him elected and raising money for him and actually gave the state of Virginia to Hillary’s fundraiser, McAuliffe, for Hillary, and they kept McDonnell from being a VP candidate for Romney.  So that’s a practical effect.  I’m not saying what he did was right.  I’m saying it was not wrong —

RUSH:  Yeah, but there’s more to this as there always is.  What he is talking about, there’s a Supreme Court decision here today that essentially vacated the conviction of the former governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, and everything the caller here, everything Carl said is right.  You know, McDonnell could have been a big guy with Romney. He could have been this or that. Where does he go to get his reputation back, all of that?  However, this has nothing to do with McDonnell. 

What just happened here?  What just happened?  When you strip it all away, this is the establishment protecting itself, because the upshot of this is, the Supreme Court has just made it harder to convict government officials of X.  They vacated eight to zip the conviction.  It could be they thought it was all bogus.  It could be everything legitimate here.  But at the same time, the legislative branch just said we’re gonna make it harder to convict our fellow members over there in state government or executive. 

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