Some parents want to give their kids a lollipop when they should take them behind the wood shed.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett fits that bill. He wants Penn State rewarded instead of punished. He's suing the NCAA, claiming it overstepped its bounds in the discipline it handed down to Penn State due to the Jerry Sandusky scandal. He also wants most of the money to be used in the state of Pennsylvania.
Who cares if these were sanctions Penn State agreed to? It doesn't matter that from the top-down, Penn State brass-including beloved icon Joe Paterno-had a hand in covering up one of the worst sexual abuse cases ever.
Boosters and businesses are losing money, who cares about the kids?
But don't forget the governor was attorney general when the initial investigation in to claims against Sandusky stalled, allowing him to continue to abuse young boys. The charges came long after Corbett became governor. By then, more damage had been done.
The victims will gradually spread in all directions, like flames. Some will do good, some may repeat the cycle Penn State allowed to continue. The university recruits athletes from all over the nation, and used them to build their fortunes while masking one of the greatest tragedies in recent times.
Not only should their punishment stand, the fine should be doubled, and tripled. Penn State should spend so much money that every state pushes abuse prevention as well as prosecution with the aid of Penn State money.
The entire nation should remember how badly Penn State screwed up the lives of innocent children. And they should remember that Gov. Corbett had a hand in it.
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