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In a Washington Post online chat today, reporter Anita Kumar revealed how the Post caught wind of Virginia gubernatorial candidate Robert McConnell‘s 1989 graduate thesis, which is riddled with crazy about women, homosexuals, and fornicators: Oh, he just happened to mention it!

“We recently obtained the thesis,” Kumar wrote. “Bob McDonnell mentioned the thesis a couple weeks ago when we were interviewing him for another story. We then went to find it. As we indicated in the story, it is available at the Regent library and has likely been there for 20 years.”

Why would McConnell  lead reporters straight to a 93-page document which spells out, in detail, how big of a douchewad he is? I’m betting he didn’t realize how bad it truly was. McDonell told the Post, “my views on many issues have changed as I have gotten older.” It’s possible that some of those views changed preeeetty recently.