April 26, 2013

The April 19 front-page article “McDonnell lake vacations were gifts from supporters” informed me that Virginia law requires the annual disclosure of gifts, with which Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) complied, and “sets virtually no requirements for what level of detail needs to be revealed.” Moreover, “elected officials are allowed to accept gifts of any size, including vacations, provided they are annually disclosed.”

The article devoted an expansive 1,100 words and a prominent position to what is essentially a neither-dog-nor-man-bites-the-other story. It makes one wonder what reason The Post had for featuring this on the front page.

Carl Thomason, Bethesda