Vinco Fumo is found guilty on 137 counts and guess who remains silent. Eric Heyl of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review wrote a great article on Ed Rendell's silence.
Even when his utterances are insensitive, Gov. Ed Rendell seldom is at a loss for words.
That's why his silence was perhaps the most startling development Monday after former state Sen. Vince Fumo's conviction on corruption charges so numerous that they confound even the most learned mathematical theorists.
Perhaps Rendell was embarrassed over being called as a character witness by Fumo's defense team.
The governor's silence, though, stood in stark contrast to his words last March, when he stood beside Fumo as the senator announced he was retiring from the Senate because of the criminal case.
"We're all complex people. No one is 100 percent good, and no one is 100 percent bad," Rendell said at the time. "The balance tips greatly toward the good work that Vince Fumo has done."