Posnanski is lying to himself, terribly, or he's an idiot. I don't think he's the latter, so it can only be the former.
A single, hazy event? Is he really telling himself this is about that one moment in time when JoPa didn't follow up enough? That's just insane. It's not even about "I should have done more." It's about 10 years of doing nothing. 10 years! Nothing!
He didn't see Sandusky around at all in that time? Of course he did. He didn't see Sandusky in the presence of young people in that time? Of course he did. At no time did a little light go off in his head like, "hey, I seem to remember something about someone telling me he saw that guy pounding a little boy in the ass?" Of course it did. Or, actually, it didn't, because he knew about it all along and so he didn't find it all that remarkable! He had to have known, at least since McQueary told him. He's completely complicit in all of it.Read this
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Penn State assistant football coach testified Friday that in 2002 he saw Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy and that he reported it, in graphic detail, to Coach Joe Paterno and two senior Penn State University officials.
“I described it was extremely sexual and that some kind of intercourse was going on,” the assistant coach, Mike McQueary, testified of the suspected assault by Sandusky, a longtime top assistant to Paterno. “There’s no question in my mind that I conveyed to them that I saw Jerry in the showers, and that it was severe sexual acts, and that it was wrong and over the line.”
It's not about one act. It's about a lifetime of inaction. There's gobs of blame to go around in State College, but as that absolute moron yelled out at the event yesterday, JoPa WAS Penn State, and so he bears so much more responsibility and blame. Who cares how much good he did?
Edited by MyDaughterLovesTomGordon, 26 January 2012 - 03:29 PM.