Hmmm. Well, as you know from researching the case yourself, it is a complicated deal. It's hard to boil it down to a sound bite for TV, but this is what I can say.
Like any politician, Don Siegelman is certainly no perfect human being. This may be hard for people who live in so-called blue states to grasp, but just identifying yourself as a Democrat in a red state like Alabama invites irrational attacks from the right. And in what I like to call "the Bush years," they really didn't care about the Constitution or the abstract concept called "the rule of law."
People who believe the Bible fundamentally and get their news from Fox and Rush Limbaugh and conservative Big Mule rags like The Birmingham News don't care about facts or the truth. Many of them still believe George Bush was "the man." They didn't get the OpEdNews memo.