Please explain. The press was already going to be hanging all over the sentencing because her father was governor. Are you suggesting that even more would attend if he was there. Only so many are allowed in due to space limitation so that doesnt seem to matter. Are you saying with his security force, the governor couldnt have gone in through a side door out of reach of the media?
So what is the problem, that this might hurt his election run? Well this demonstration of "family values" isnt going to help his election run either. Are you saying that the press shouldnt report that he wasnt there?