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Virginia voters might not know the first lady's name but they do expect her not to embarrass the governor or the state. And in the wake of the McDonnells' conviction for public corruption, Voters should ask more about candidates' spouses and the role they would play.
In the run-up to and during the nearly six-week trial, defense attorneys signaled several times through objections or arguments to the judge what the lawyers saw as potential grounds for appeal.
Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have asked a federal judge to order separate trials in their public corruption case.
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