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Gov. Corbett: Flags at Half-Staff for JoePa

Long-time PSU coach Joe Paterno died yesterday at age 85.

Governor Tom Corbett said on his Twitter feed this morning that he's ordered all Pennsylvania flags at state facilities to fly at half-staff in honor of long-time Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno, who died of complications from lung cancer yesterday at age 85.

Given the controversy that surrounded the closing months of Paterno's life and career, how do you feel about Corbett's decision?

Kathryn Petz January 25, 2012 at 01:49 PM
He did the legal minimum and when Sandusky started showing up with kids (in violation of the minor slap on the wrist that Penn State issued) he stayed silent. Sandusky was even on campus the week before the Grand Jury report was released. If Sandusky disappeared after Paterno made his report I would say Paterno did all he could, but Sandusky kept coming on campus with kids and no one said a word.
Victor B. Krievins January 25, 2012 at 08:19 PM
In all fairness to those who have received the honor of a flag being flown at half staff. the flying at half staff in this instance was inappropriate for the reasons previously discussed. There was certainly no reason why flags could not have been flown at PSU facilities instead,
tedtaylor January 25, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Victor, the flag horse is dead. Stop beating it. The half-staff flags were the PA State flags only. The man deserved that for all he did in his lifetime of educating young people - not a questionable moment that no one will ever understand. I hope I don't awaken another rash of anti-Joe sentiments or worse anit Tom Corbett rants. This has gone on long enough.
Sally June 23, 2012 at 02:18 AM
stick to the topic
Sally June 23, 2012 at 02:19 AM
it's so sad, i know

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