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Sanctimonious Hypocrites Can't Diminish the Warmth for Joe Paterno

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Sanctimonious Hypocrites Can't Diminish the Warmth for Joe Paterno

 

by Walter Brasch

 

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Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.) praised Joe Paterno and ordered flags on all state buildings to fly at half-staff for four days.

That would be the same Tom Corbett who had said he was "personally disappointed" in Joe Paterno for not doing more to alert authorities in the Jerry Sandusky case, while acknowledging that Paterno did nothing illegal and followed university rules for conduct.

That would be the same Tom Corbett who, as attorney general, assigned only one investigator to the case in 2009, while devoting almost innumerable personnel and financial resources to prosecute high-profile cases that could help lead him to the governor's office.

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