Originally Posted by NewChief
In the comics, he is a much, much more vile character.
that's correct and i think that is why some people feel that the Governor's storyline doesn't make much sense. In the comic books the Governor is a outright villain. On the TV show, the governor is a creep. He has been softened a bit because he did things in the comics that wouldn't (couldn't?) be aired on TV. The Governor asked for Michonne and we know Ricks answer will be no, just as the answer would be no if he asked for Judith.
No is the answer that the Governor wants to hear. Demanding Rick turn over Judith would have resulted in a more definite no. Oh well, we can see where this is headed. I just wish the writers for TWD would stop telegraphing where the plot is headed.