Thoughts on Spanier charges

I really only have one thought to be honest, but I’ve also hyperlinked Graham Spanier’s statement to the charges filed against him yesterday along with a watchdog blog that has some heavy criticism of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and his involvement in this mess.

Here’s my thought on the Spanier charges, which included perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to report suspected abuse and conspiracy. What happens if Tim Curley and Gary Schultz are both found not guilty of the those same charges against them? Spanier never talked to Mike McQueary or Jerry Sandusky or anyone directly involved with the allegation of abuse in 2001. All he knew about the event was what Curley and Schultz told him. If those two are found by a jury that they did not lie, how can a trial against Spanier even go forward? Simply, it can’t and won’t.

These charges should have either been filed a year ago when Curley and Schultz were charged, filed once Curley and Schultz were found guilty of their charges or not at all. The fact that they were filed less than a week before the election wreaks of political agenda. The fact that David Freed, Corbett’s handpicked choice to run as the republican in the attorney general race since his other handpicked AG Linda Kelly is not running, will likely lose to Kathleen Kane, who has promised an investigation into the involvement of Corbett in the investigation or lack there of against Sandusky, is evidence of that.

If Kane does win next week it’s going to be a long last two years in Harrisburg for Corbett.

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