If a 137-count criminal conviction couldn't prevent Vince Fumo from spending part of an already lenient prison sentence in his stately mansion, perhaps it won't keep him from an equally lamentable resumption of his political career.
Certainly Fumo himself doesn't seem to think so. As The Inquirer's Craig R. McCoy reported last week, the disgraced former state senator and power broker said in a recent deposition that he was considering another run for office.
While Fumo has never been one for self-restraint, he would be somewhat restricted - thank goodness - by the wisdom of his predecessors. A provision of the Pennsylvania Constitution forbids anyone "convicted of embezzlement of public moneys . . . or other infamous crime" from holding "any office of trust or profit in this Commonwealth." So Fumo's rap sheet, for defrauding the state Senate and two nonprofits, would likely disqualify him from seeking public office.