Now that Ken Cuccinelli has agreed to donate $18,000 to charity, expunging the intolerable stain of having accepted lodging, dinner and transportation from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams Sr., will the drum beat begin for other elected officials to return their gifts?
Have we set a new standard that applies to all? Will cries now ring out for, say, Senator Tim Kaine to repay past gifts of a similar nature? Or have we simply set a standard that applies only to Republican gubernatorial candidates in 2013?
Will a clamor now commence for wealthy entrepreneur Terry McAuliffe to open up his tax records? Or is that a standard that applied only to Republican presidential candidates in 2012?