It was with very mixed emotions that we watched the Bill Richardson saga unfold last weekend.
There were some real positives to his leaving now and his decision to quit the process to join the Obama administration means he will stay here a bit longer.
But what bothers us the most is his statement that while he is innocent, he is quitting anyway.
That is not the way it should be.
If you are innocent of something, that false accusation should not cause you to surrender. We remember the day when you were innocent until someone proved you were guilty.