Governor Corbett now wants to be the best friend of the former players. I guess he believes that everyone forgot his role on November 9th, 2011.
Paterno and Penn State President Graham Spanier were dismissed Nov. 9, and ESPN cited one senior Penn State faculty member as seeing Corbett at a local bar the next night and calling him effusive.
“It was like a victory celebration,” the faculty member told Outside the Lines. “I remember thinking at the time that it just seemed a strange thing … a kind of gratuitous political piling on.”
That Saturday, the day of the Penn State-Nebraska football game, former player Bob Capretto told ESPN he had a conversation with Corbett about the board’s actions to fire Paterno.
“And the governor said, 'I told them to do it,' " Capretto said. "He was proud of it. I told him, 'You don't realize what you have created here. The damage to Penn State is enormous.' "
In the Outside the Lines piece, Corbett is painted as zealous at the chance to play a role in the Penn State scandal.
I believe Bob Capretto is telling the truth about what he heard.
And we all know that Corbett tried to make this about the victims with his "Remember the children. Remember that little boy in the shower" admonition at the PSU BOT conference call.
What a phony.
Corbett did everything he could to NOT bring Sandusky to justice in the latest investigation.
All we need is Paula Ammerman to say, "Governor, your time is up."