I was going to post, yesterday, about this story from The Philadelphia Inquirer, in which our very pretty but intellectually vacuous Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, rather than admitting that she had been wrong concerning her allegations that then-Attorney General, and now Governor Tom Corbett (R-PA) delayed the investigation into the child sexual abuse allegations against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for political reasons, instead doubled down, charging that the methodical pace of the investigation led to more children being abused. But, instead of completing the half-written story, I spent the evening talking with my darling bride (of 35 years, one month and six days), which wasn’t a bad thing to do at all.
And now, it has turned into a good thing, because, once again, Attorney General Kane has been caught with her thong panties down.
Kane admits error in Sandusky statement
She said that part of Monday’s account was wrong, but that probe pace still might have let him strike again.
By Angela Couloumbis Craig R. McCoy and Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writers | Last updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 3:00 AM | Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 1:13 PM
HARRISBURG – On Monday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said there were “inexplicable delays” in the Jerry Sandusky investigation and suggested that may have set the stage for two more young men to be victimized.
She said the two told prosecutors they had been abused while the state was undertaking its 33-month investigation. Kane said she could not give details except to say the two were not among the 10 victims Sandusky was later charged with sexually assaulting.
Late Tuesday, Kane’s office acknowledged that she misspoke – that Sandusky had indeed been charged with abusing one of the young men. In fact, prosecutors had called him to the stand during the 2012 trial and a jury convicted Sandusky of abusing him.
On Tuesday, one day after Kane released a report that failed to affirm many of her complaints about the Sandusky investigation, the focus turned to Kane herself and her new charge that a bogged-down investigation may have enabled Sandusky to strike again.
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What we have gone from is Mrs Kane’s assertion that two boys were assaulted by Mr Sandusky after the investigation began but before he was charged to more children could have been assaulted during the time it took for the prosecutors to investigate the case and find enough evidence to have Mr Sandusky arrested and charged.
And that’s absolutely true: it could have happened, and we are fortunate that it did not, or at least there is no indication that such occurred. But that’s the case in many, many criminal cases, cases in which some time has to be spent investigating and gathering evidence before charges can realistically be brought, and the independent prosecutor she appointed to investigate the claims she made during her 2012 campaign stated that the state’s investigation procedures concerning Mr Sandusky were reasonable.
So, once again, the lady who was so recently called the Democrats’ new “it girl” in Pennsylvania has made a fool of herself, a task made considerably easier by her being a fool in the first place. Mrs Kane knew that the report was going to exonerate Governor Corbett, and she knew that the report was going to state that the investigation, while it could have proceeded faster and more efficiently, was done reasonably, and she knew that the report was going to state that using a grand jury to investigate the allegations was reasonable and proper, before the report was released; the report’s findings were released in The Philadelphia Inquirer before the official release of the documents. She knew all of this and had time to consider her response before she made it, and she still fouled up. Her response was not that of a wise woman.
Attorney General Kane is simply in over her head; she is not competent to hold the position she has.