As I read the transcript of Wednesday’s Supreme Court oral arguments in the corruption case of the former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, I thought of the movie “Wayne’s World.” There’s a scene halfway through the film in which Wayne and Garth, the lovable public-access TV hosts, argue with Benjamin, the slick corporate producer, about giving their sponsor airtime. As they make their case against selling out, Wayne and Garth serve as pitchmen. “I will not bow to any sponsor,” Wayne says, sticking his hand into a Pizza Hut box and pulling out a slice. Before the Court this week, McDonnell’s lawyers made a similarly convincing claim that he couldn’t be bought.
The facts of McDonnell’s case aren’t really in dispute:
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