My guess is stupid with a side order of ignorant. Corbett, the man who went full bore after Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky, and Penn State University after the sexual assault scandals is now honoring someone who refused to stop a predator. Corbett ordered state flags to be flown at half mast until after Paterno’s funeral.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered the state’s flags lowered to half-staff in honor of legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno. Corbett said that flags at state facilities would be lowered to half-staff through Paterno’s burial.
Paterno was fired in November following the arrest of a former longtime assistant on child sex abuse charges. The university’s Board of Trustees cited Paterno’s failure to report one alleged assault to police as a chief reason for his ouster.
In my opinion, this is a disgrace of the highest order, and it is a slap in the face to Sandusky’s victims. It is also the first step in the coordinated whitewash of Paterno’s “legacy.” Expect all examples of Paterno’s inaction to be erased in a few years.