Bill DeWeese ought to do the right thing and ask that his name be removed from the November ballot for the state House seat he held for 36 years. But if he doesn't, someone should again challenge his preposterous candidacy in court.
It was bad enough that DeWeese ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on the same day that he was sentenced for his conviction on five felony charges involving his use of taxpayer-paid aides to do political campaign work.
DeWeese got nearly 2,000 votes in the May 24 Democratic primary after collecting 1,304 signatures on a petition to keep him on that ballot. That just goes to show you how much his Western Pennsylvania district loves him, which is sickening, but understandable. The former House speaker was a powerful resource for his constituents.