Bolling says gifts scandal hurts the GOP this fall. Both parties will look bad if they fail to fix flimsy laws.
When Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling dropped his bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination late last year, he said he would have the freedom to speak with a more independent voice on the issues of the day. Bolling has exercised that freedom with regularity this year, causing some of his GOP friends to gnash their teeth.
Bolling spoke out again in a recent interview with Real Clear Politics, addressing the gifts scandal that dogs Gov. Bob McDonnell and clouds the election to choose his successor. Bolling didn’t miss a chance to point out that Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli also has ties to Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, the figure at the center of the McDonnell gifts probe.