Saturday, January 14, 2012

More Rebuttle

Dear anonymous,
I would like to thank you for providing me easy blog material, this is like taking candy from a baby.

I would like to provide you with a link to check out, in it is Paterno talking for the first time.
Open a nice Kool-aid and enjoy.

This is some of what he said concerning the conversation he had with the coach who witnessed the sexual abuse.

Paterno: "I didn't know exactly how to handle it, and I was afraid to do something that might jeopardize what the university procedure was, ( now these next words are key ) so I turned it over to some other people, people I thought would have a little more expertise than I did. It didn't work out that way."
So Joe, when it didn't work out, you did nothing more?

So, as expected, Joe was more concerned about his beloved university, than the 10 year old kid.
This bit of news just surfaced today because of a interview he did with the Washington Post.

It's been documented that Mcqueary didn't get into great detail when he met with JoePa, but he told Joe enough that he "....didn't know exactly how to handle it....."
How much detail do you really need? The words Sandusky--shower--10 year old boy really should have been enough for Joe to do something other than go to his boss.

In it Joe also says "I didn't know which way to go, and rather than get in there and make a mistake...."
Does that really sound like a guy who didn't know anything?

It really is sad. So many Happy Valley residents think Joe is a victim.
He's not fired.
He's retired.
Still collecting a check.
He made over 1 million dollars in 2008.
Poor Joe.

Hey, when you're the face of the company, that comes with responsibilities.
If you're the Captain of the ship and the mate runs aground, the Captain gets fired too.
When you're the face of the university, and you hear a first hand account of a former coach sexually abusing a 10 year old in the football team showers......
and you "....don't know exactly how to handle it....."
then you should be fired.

Have a Happy Valley Sunday!


Formerly known as Frau said...


Anonymous said...

Thank, Mark, for insisting that children must always be protected and made secure EVERYWHERE regardless of which institution (even their own homes) are tarnished by exposure of abuse. Taking appropriate care of children, our own children and the children of others, is our first responsibility. No institution or agency or exalted leader should be excused from that responsibility. You make the point very well. I like your ship's captain analogy. Thanks.

Karen said...

That's just outrageous, but you know what... he will think about his lack of action for the rest of his days and regret it. Does he have children, grandchildren of his own? I have to wonder if he would have behaved in the same manner if it were one of his own. well, you know.... some people do that too. As for Sandusky, he's just demented. No redemption necessary, he's done. I only hope his victims can put it behind them and move on without too much baggage. Shame on all of them. If only there were truly a Kool-aid excuse for the behavior.

missing moments said...

Well said.