August 4, 2013
AP Political Writer
ZION CROSSROADS, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell's new give-back-the-gifts apology tour found some forgiveness from Virginians for accepting thousands in unbidden riches from a wealthy donor and businessman.
But he won't find many ordinary people who don't think something stinks about the first family accepting loans, cash and consumer goods showered on the Executive Mansion the past four years.
Sixty-year-old Steve Rose, a wholesale vendor from Waynesboro, voted for McDonnell. But he says the governor failed to set an example for the rest of the state.
Retired nurse Janice Smith of Collinsville says it's just politics and if McDonnell did nothing illegal, he shouldn't apologize.
And antiques dealer Ann Toms in Zion Crossroads says returning gifts and apologizing now is like McDonnell "closing the barn door after the horses are out."
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