You can feel some sympathy for former Governor McDonnell and his wife as their trial becomes a "bizarro" episode of "This is your Life."
But remember all Virginians are victims.
McDonnell couldn't tout his successes to voters and help the Republican candidate last year - Star Scientific swamped all of that.
If you think Bill Bolling could have done better than Ken Cuccinelli, probably not. Bolling and McDonnell served together for eight years.
If there were problems with the McDonnell marriage, how did a close friend miss it? Or ignore it, hoping it wouldn't hurt?
Virginia got Terry McAuliffe as governor - and we can't exchange him until 2017.