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August 20, 2013

Dear editor: After reading the editorial regarding downtown Christmas decorations for the 2013 Christmas season, I would like to add my two cents regarding what I think would be appropriat....

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Aug-20-13 3:01 PM

The safety of children is not even in the same ballpark as a cheating spouse. Period. I would hope that most adults would say "child abuse in "my" stadium. I will be on top of that, daily, until the kids are safe!" In my mind, there is no other way to respond to a threat to children. Yes, McQueary should have said "what the hell, get away from that kid." But, he did report it to Joe and regardless of any technicalities as to supervisors, Joe was the head of that stadium. Other administrators dropped the ball, too, but Joe was the boss of the stadium and should have followed up, regularly, as to what actions were being taken to protect the kids.

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Aug-20-13 12:35 PM

Joe Paterno had a chance to be a HERO, remembered forever for what he did to protect innocent kids. Instead, he protected his friend and a football program. Football aside, Joe Paterno failed the test. He's as inhuman as the rapist / pedophile. How could anyone turn a blind eye??????? He will be remember for what he is: A monster that allowed kids to be raped.

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Aug-20-13 9:22 AM

I think the Paterno letter is a great example of what is wrong with Penn State football and its fans, comparing Joe Paterno to the President of the United States. I think the reason the author had to compare Paterno to former President Clinton is because PSU fans can no longer compare him to Jesus Christ due to this blemish. Was JoePa a great football coach? Yes. Did he not do all that he could to save face for Penn State? Yes. I also feel that Clinton was overall a pretty good president. He was elected twice to run a country, not to be "Husband of the Year". If all you have against Clinton is the Monica Lewinsky thing, well then he'll be in good company, because there are many presidents and politicians in the same boat as him.

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Aug-20-13 9:14 AM

I'm sorry but Joe and Jerry were lifelong buddies. It's my OPINION (I have no proof) Joe turned a blind eye.

I'd like to think if one of my best friends was a sicko I'd pick up on it after 40 or 50 years being around him.

I'll be the first to admit I could be off base here, but my gut tells me I'm not.

I understand Joe is a hero to some people out there. He never was mine so I may be looking at this more objectively. I don't know.

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Aug-20-13 8:31 AM

I have to agree with Lifelong. What Clinton did was disgusting, but it was between two consenting adults. Paterno should have brought the molesting to police attention. I do feel that his punishment, and that of Penn State, was a little harsh and was used as an example.

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Aug-20-13 8:27 AM

Just what did Joe do or not do? He went to his superiors with what was reported to him, he didn’t see anything. They appear to be the ones that dropped to ball, not Joe. What about McQueary, he saw it, should he have done more, should he have confronted Sandusky on the spot? This took 11 years to come out, with millions in damages at stack, there’s something about the whole mess that doesn’t pass the smell test.

Yes, I believe Joe was a victim as well!!!

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Aug-20-13 7:48 AM

Listen I'm no Clinton apologist but comparing what Clinton did which was immoral to what Paterno did which was immoral, illegal and down right disgusting (not doing EVERYTHING in his power to protect innocent children) is really a stretch in my opinion.

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