Not much more to say on this one
The defense wanted no prison time. The prosecution wanted 25 or 30 years. The sentence ended up somewhere in the middle. Siegelman will continue to say, as he has from the beginning, that the case was politically motivated. The government will continue to say, as it has from the beginning, that it wasn't. The defendants will appeal. The courts will decide. We'll hear about it.
Meanwhile, two men who once sat at the top of the state's business and political worlds will sit in federal prison instead. And one would hope that Alabama will pause for a moment at some point to reflect on how it all came to this.