A commenter pointed out that it’s hard to follow the web of money that’s surrounding Del. Bob McDonnell. And she’s right, it is confusing. So I’ve taken a first stab at illustrating the characters involved and the flow of money.
This excludes DeLay and Abramoff’s extensive additional dealings, of course — see Jen Sorensen’s stab at it in this week’s Slowpoke. I intend to continue to modify this graphic as more information becomes available. We may well learn that some of the many characters in the DeLay and Abramoff scandals connect to McDonnell or Virginia politics. And I may figure out how to illustrate the friendships between these individuals, their roles in one another’s organizations, and their collective work against Virginia Republicans, which is telling, though I’m not really sure what it’s telling me.
I encourage you to provide suggestions of how to improve this.