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The Wisconsin 14 got me back into politics and the Pennsylvania 112 is making me laugh at Politics. I am still in shock after reading an email from Keystone Progress in regards to the PA House Republican walkout to prevent HB520, a bill which calls for a probe into Governor Corbett's handling of the investigation of Jerry Sandusky during his term as Attorney General.

As a Liberal who for God knows why voted for Tom Corbett in 2010, I would like to know if The Attorney Generals office was complicate in the cover up. I don't see HB520 as being a political measure, I see it as the duty of our elected officials to find the truth.

What are the House Republicans afraid of? If Tom Corbett turned a blind eye to protect Penn State, or his own involvement with Sandusky he needs to be held accountable. If the Attorney Generals office did not take part in a cover up; Thank God, we can move on.

In her blog for the Philadelphia Weekly, Tara Murtha stated:

According to Briggs ((Rep.  Tim Brigs is the sponsor of HB520), the  investigating Grand Jury report on Sandusky found there were credible allegations of sexual abuse lodged against Sandusky as far back as 1998, yet it was years before the criminal complaint was filed by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General and Sandusky was finally arrested in November 2011. While these allegations were pending, Sandusky continued to have contact with minors, putting them at risk of sexual abuse. Complete Article at Philadelphia Weekly
I hope the Pennsylvania House GOP will allow the bill to succeed and an independent investigation to begin. Unless they would be happy to join the many other good people who chose to protect their own hides, rather then do what is right.

Please sign the petition by Keystone Progress to help persuade the Republican Majority in the State House to seek the truth, not to hide from it.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. (Adlai Stevenson)

    by ProgressMoShuffle on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 05:26:41 PM PDT

  •  What's he hiding? (1+ / 0-)
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    shanesnana

    Corbett accepted campaign donations from the Second Mile, then after he was elected governor, gave the organization a big grant while at the same time slashing funds for schools.

    Corbett, as attorney general, put one investigator on the Sandusky case (a drug enforcement guy), while sending out numerous investigators to go after political opponents.

    If you want to know who knew what when, follow the money and figure out which Board of Trustees members also were on the board of directors of the Second Mile.  Instead, they blamed it on a dead football coach and want everyone to "move on."

    •  Whatever it is (0+ / 0-)

      The PA House GOP will stop the entire session to prevent it from being found out

      I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. (Adlai Stevenson)

      by ProgressMoShuffle on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 06:59:35 PM PDT

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