Now, on to the Penn State business. I'm not and have never been a JoPa supporter. However...
Everyone admits that Joe did his "legal duty", but are questioning if he should have done more. Well, let's see, he reported a second-hand story to his superior about a man who WAS ALREADY RETIRED. JoPa isn't the one who gave this guy "emeritus" status and free reign at the campus. And yet, even as we speak (this was written Tuesday night,) the board of
cowards trustees are voting on firing him for what he allegedly didn't do, while the two higher ups charged with aiding and abetting are being allowed to "request a leave of absence" while the head of the university SUPPORTS THEM. Being a lapsed Catholic, I'm allowed to say this- what, is there a Bishop running the school?
So my questions here are: Why is the university supporting two officials on which there is evidence that they swept allegations under the rug? Was there no oversight of Sandusky's foundation? Where were his foundation's board at as the accusations came in? What deal did the 2 administrators work with the former (and quite possibly late) prosecutor to turn an admission of guilt to "all a big mistake"?
And how can we look at all this and not see the Paterno witch hunt to be anything but 1) making JoPa a scapegoat to take heat off the university, and 2) an opportunity the JoPa haters on the board of trustees can't afford to pass up?
IMHO, Joe Paterno may be a doddering old fudd that needs to retire before he gets hit and killed on the sideline, but he doesn't deserve this attack. If Penn State votes him out tonight, it's only because they want to hide the stain that is upon them. It is a damn shame that they are choosing to reward 30+ years of integrity and service by acting out of sheer craven ass-covering. If they fire him tonight, I lay this baleful curse on them- may they hire Rich Rodriguez, and may he do for their program what he did to Michigan.