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Ill-fitting suit

There is gall and there is gall, and then there is Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's sort of gall, which is to other forms of gall what Yao Ming is to Mini-Me.

In case you missed it, the Guv has taken it upon himself to sue the NCAA, seeking the overturn of the sanctions levied against Penn State for its complicity, witting or otherwise, in the crimes of Jerry Sandusky. At the very least, it's yet another indication that some people still don't appreciate or respect the full horror of Sandusky's crimes, or the damage he inflicted on his young victims.

Those people would apparently include Corbett, who's once again using those victims to make political hay with his constituency. Not even Penn State was so witlessly tone-deaf, wisely accepting every penalty the NCAA handed down without kicking up much of a fuss, in deference to Sandusky's victims.

Here's the real outrage, though: Corbett's doing this after having already been complicit in a de facto betrayal of those victims, seeing how he was attorney general of Pennsylvania during the time it took prosecutors three full years to bring charges against Sandusky.

Now he's got the, well, gall to sue the NCAA for doing Penn State wrong?


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