There seems to be an awful lot of online chatter implying that the governor dragged out the Sandusky/PSU investigation for political reasons.
Maybe to spare his campaign contributors? Allegedly, past and present board members of the Second Mile charity are responsible for over half a million bucks in campaign contributions to Corbett’s 2010 election bid. And Tom approved a state grant of $3 million to Second Mile just last summer (it was initiated under Rendell) in spite of the investigation. Why such a big chunk of change to a tainted children’s charity while you’re slashing education funds for kids statewide?
And there are rumors swirling on the internet about a sex/pedophile ring that was coordinated out of the York County courthouse. Allegedly, there are players involved who had close ties to Tom Corbett and the intimations are that Tom made no attempt to investigate any sex scandal or corruption in York, despite lots of credible information. This included a cyber porn complaint from the chief of detectives herself…but no traction.
But, well, you know, Tom’s a Catholic man so illicit sexual activity that may involve pedophilia maybe doesn’t seem all that unusual. What’s to investigate? Yet, the New York Times ran a glowing article implying Tom was much more of a crusader (and online conservative sentiment concurs) who was “shocked” by the inaction of Penn State administrators. Can you say perhaps, disingenuous…?
Then there was that other institutional child molestation case at the Milton Hershey school that seemed to quietly fade from the radar screen, though the sitting governor (a school trustee and fellow Catholic) would have known about it. The school simply, and quietly, settled the cases.
But the craziest, and perhaps creepiest, incident potentially connected to all this is the disappearance of Ray Gricar, the Centre County DA, who some believe was pursuing the Sandusky matter, but met a bad end because of it. Sure, that seems in the realm of conspiracy theorizing, but people almost never just disappear without a trace…well, unless they’ve been dissolved in acid or sent to a landfill or something.
Their rationalizations are Greek to me! Not exactly the PLATONIC IDEAL of public service…