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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:44 AM

It's time that Gov.Corbett of PA be thoroughly investigated about his role in the Sandusky case

The state of Pennsylvania at the behest of Governor Corbett is going to sue the NCAA over the sanctions Penn State received because of the Sandusky case. They were heavily fined, wins were vacated, and other measures taken. There are others who are backing him in this maneuver.

First of all, I have no love for the NCAA. In trying to administer rules for collegiate athletes, they have become an arbitrary group of mooks who have more rules than NASCAR or the US tax code. Like NASCAR, many of these rules can be open to interpretation and athletes left at the whim of some gawdlet. They also take forever in many cases that they investigate. This leaves the athlete uncertain about the future and what path to take.

In the PSU case, they took action because the problem was centered in the football program. One of their big no-nos is 'lack of institutional control.' Your athletic department better know what is going on and report problems. If you cover it up or ignore the problem, they will smack you harder.

Governor Corbett is up to his neck in the Sandusky case. He assigned ONE person to look into the allegations when they first surfaced. His entire role in the case that began when claims were first made is not completely known. Since he did have a hand in controlling the state's investigation, the actions he took should be known. Corbett was another who could have cared less about those kids.

It would seem that now that some time has passed, he wants to keep PSU from being punished at all or as little as possible. If possible, Corbett and others will work quietly if they can to undo the punishment.

PSU has an unusual status in regard to state law. A special bill was passed that exempted them from having to disclose information that is usually readily available. This was one of the problems in trying to find out even basic facts about the people involved. While it is a school under the aegis of the state, they are treated as a private entity with little accounting to those who pay taxes to support it.

Since Corbett now seems inclined to throw his weight around by taking this step, the weight of the state's judicial system should be brought to bear to find out what he was up to. At the least, he may have hindered a thorough investigation of Sandusky and at the worst, he may have broken laws by trying to hide it.

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Reply It's time that Gov.Corbett of PA be thoroughly investigated about his role in the Sandusky case (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 OP
Cosmocat Jan 2013 #1
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #2
Cosmocat Jan 2013 #11
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #6
Cosmocat Jan 2013 #10
ebbie15644 Jan 2013 #3
SCVDem Jan 2013 #4
Cynicus Emeritus Jan 2013 #5
Sheldon Cooper Jan 2013 #7
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #8
Sunlei Jan 2013 #9
hughee99 Jan 2013 #12

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:15 AM

1. Not going to happen

Harrisburg is a GOP run operation. R gov, R senate and house.

There is as much of a chance of Corbett being investigated as there was of the Bush admin being held accountable for Iraq.

None.

We did get a D AG in this election, but she has a lot more to do than just try to deal with him. She was an assistant country District Attorney and is a completely new face. She has to figure out her job and deal with all her other responsibilities. To whatever extent she might want to deal with Corbett, she will face complete obstruction by his administration and the Rs in the senate and house.

Now, he absolutely slow played the investigation into Sandusky for his political purposes. He knew it would blow up PSU, and it would have really hurt his chances to get the nomination in the first place. He then played it both ways and after it broke, as governor jumped all over PSU.

The only "accountablity" he faces is his reelection. We have not had a one term governor in PA in my life. But, beyond Ds hating him, he has BIG problems with republicans. PSU is a BIG part of the republican machine in this state, and from his hacking at funding, to his role as an unelected member of the BOD at the University who has wielded a lot of power in the decision making he has alienated A LOT of republicans.

The general belief of most is that he was the one who pushed for them to can Paterno. That might be the only possible thing that might get enough republicans to get past their death loyalty to the party and either vote D or not bote for him.

I have felt that the Presidential election had sucked the air out of things related to Corbett. Now that it has passed, we will see how much of a fire will get stoked against him. He will be up reelection in two years, and as this year progresses we are going to see who the real viable D candidates are. Once that starts to play out, we can get a better idea if he/she has a shot to take him down.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:22 AM

2. He will be if he doesn't STFU

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:02 PM

11. LOL

he certainly is an arrogant ass.

As noted in the other reply, I know high level republican leadership hates him.

But, again, they run Harrisburg, and even if they hate him, they won't let a REPUBLICAN governor take any hits if they can avoid it.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:25 AM

6. However, new AG Kathleen Kane's speciality is.... wait for it

child abuse cases.

The rethugs of Centre County are pissed (more that I even realized) that Sandusky was nurtured and protected for this long, and they have been eyeing Corbett. And almost every teabaggery type legislation (outside of voter suppression) that was presented by Corbett (e.g., privatizing the state stores, privatizing the lottery, etc) has actually been thwarted by a hardcore group of non-teabagger socially-conservative rethugs.

I have heard a few names floated for the D side to run against Corbett, including believe or not, Casey, but the state party here really really really needs to be massively engaged and stay engaged in getting the type of turnout seen during the Presidential election.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:01 PM

10. Sandusky is in jail for life

Kane had the miraculously good luck to have thrown her hat in at the best possible time for her, and that her specialty was child abuse was a little cherry on top for her. But, Sandusky has been dealt with.

What would be needed to do something about corbett from her position would be eliott ness like breaking through the complete and total corruption of the system.

She is not going to do that in two years, frankly, why she won reelection in great part as blowback against Corbett, people did not elect her to go on a jihad against him. More to break up the good boys network a bit.

Yes, the republican leadership, particularly in the senate, does hate him. I know that for a fact.

But, blood is thicker than water, and even if they hate him, they would take him 100 times out of 100 over any democrat.

I am a Sestak guy, myself, hope he comes in and can get it done. He certainly has not stopped campaigning.

But, absolutely, it is going to take a presidential election type turnout to take him down.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:11 AM

3. Kathleeen Kane ran on investigating him, so we do have hope!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:12 AM

4. This is the guy whose solution

to an unpleasant trans vaginal ultra-rape was to AVERT YOUR EYES! Don't look.

Wasn't that the entire problem at Penn State?

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:24 AM

5. This is America

 

We don't hold oligarchs, bankers, politicians, wealthy or the elite accountable, only the little people.. They know that by doing so, could have far reaching and unforeseen implications that could be destructive to the elite caste.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:29 AM

7. I'm actually surprised to hear that he's doing this.

Because it's certainly going to draw attention to his handling of the case when he was AG. It would seem in his best interest to let sleeping dogs lie. I welcome any opportunity to bring his actions into the spotlight.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:30 AM

8. Makes me think he should be investigated for raping kids, himself.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:43 AM

9. a lot of those that hung-out with that pedo should be investigated. Those who knew and did nothing.

Nothing to stop what was wittnessed they need more investigation. Why didn't they make a seperate police report? Report to the charity that sent boys to be abused. More kids were abused because of those people walking away.

Plus the man had overnights with lots of children, private plane flights with kids and big school donors. Were other people abusing those children? It's not over just because the main man is in jail.

Seems a bit silly to punish the entire school..most did not know anything at all.

However, plenty of people close to that man whenever they and him were with kids alone..need bigtime investigated

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:11 PM

12. If I understand correctly, the Sandusky investigation began in 2008

by the Pennsylvania attorney general when a high school student made an allegation against Sandusky and had already been going for more than 2 years when Corbett took office. That investigation lead to the November 2011 indictments.

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