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Fri Aug 10, 2012, 10:01 AM

Corbett Attacked from All Sides for his Long-Delayed Sandusky Investigation (Daily News Article)

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20120810_Gov__Corbett_hears_it_from_all_sides_on_Sandusky_investigation.html

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"Why did Corbett initially have only one agent on the case and later just two narcotics officers as opposed to investigators who specialized in child-sex crimes during most of the 22 months between the time the first allegation was turned over to his office and his ascension to the governor's mansion? And why did the probe gain steam only after his appointed successor, Attorney General Linda Kelly, took charge?

Did Corbett shortchange the Sandusky case because so many agents were assigned to the political-corruption probe called "Bonusgate," which became his main selling point in the gubernatorial election? Did he fear the political ramifications of charging Sandusky and tarnishing the reputation of legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno, given the popularity of Penn State football across the state? And was he swayed by the fact that some members of the board of Sandusky's charity, the Second Mile, were campaign donors?

...The most withering criticism came from fellow conservative Freind... "One of two things seems to be true, as there is no third option," Freind wrote. "Either A) you were an incompetent attorney general, which virtually no one believes, or B) the investigation was deliberately understaffed and drawn out because you did not wish to be the gubernatorial candidate who took down fabled Penn State with its massive and intensely loyal alumni network and the beloved Joe Paterno."

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bucolic_frolic Aug 2012 #1

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Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:55 PM

1. When AG he was going to

prosecute telemarketing and give everyone $300 per call.

Not sure that worked out either.

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