Pennsylvania is leaving up the painted portraits of former state officials, but is adding bronze plaques below them denoting any crimes they may have been convicted of.
For instance, ex-House Speaker John Perzel's plaque now reads, "Mr. Perzel was defeated for re-election to the House in November 2010, prior to pleading guilty to a variety of corruption related charges, and was sentenced to prison on March 30, 2012."
Utah could use something like this, where the two most recent attorneys general are both facing charges. Of course … I’m willing to wait for a result.
In all seriousness, I think this is a good idea: perhaps they should even sign a form on taking office acknowledging that if they screw up their peccadilloes will be spelled out prominently for posterity.