Will Fumo Conviction Deter Public Corruption?

Alex Charyna mocks Governor Rendell’s ridiculous statement that Sen. Vince Fumo (sentenced to 55 months in prison, or about 12 days for each felony conviction), should only spend one year in prison, because that “would have been a sufficient warning to any potentially corrupt politician.”

Truly, any observer of Harrisburg, or Philadelphia, or Luzerne County politics must find that laughable.  As Alex notes,

I’m curious though==– have one year sentences in the past deterred any political corruption?

How many Pa politicians were in jail ahead of Senator Fumo?

He’s not the first, and he wont be the last.