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Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Read this: Wedding bells at Virginia governor’s mansion; the meaning of John Edwards; Chris Christie and Choppergate

A staff member watches preparations for Saturday’s wedding at the Executive Mansion in Richmond. (Joe Mahoney/Richmond Times-Dispatch)
For the fifth time in recorded history, the Virginia governor’s mansion in Richmond is gearing up to host a wedding — that of Bob McDonnell’s daughter Cailin and her college sweetheart Chris Young, who will marry there on Monday. The last wedding there was 18 years ago — Doug Wilder’s daughter Loren. Our colleague Anita Kumar has all the details, from dress to menu to who picks up the tab (the McDonnell family).

Edwards in 2008 (Chric Keane/Reuters)
John Edwards — what did the disgraced and now-indicted political shooting star represent? Chris Cillizza has his theories. And Manuel Roig-Franzia says hold your cliches, because ain’t nothing Shakespearean about the Edwards drama: “His potential was squandered in the tawdriest of ways: Sex, lies and, yes, videotapes.”

Is there anything Shakespearean about Gov. Chris Christie and Choppergate? No, because Shakespeare didn’t have tax-payer financed helicopters and limos.

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