Friday, August 20, 2010
Kanjorski's Clemens Dilemma
Paul Kanjorski refused to sign a letter recommending Joe Paterno for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Kanjorski praised such athletic and academic accomplishments in a statement that referred to Paterno as a "hero of Pennsylvania." Kanjorski even touted Paterno's ability to develop talent, referencing former West Scranton High School quarterback Matt McGloin, a former walk-on vying for the team's starting job this year.
But Kanjorski didn't sign the nomination letter, saying he wants to focus on work such as supporting the Education, Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act, which Kanjorski said will prevent 12,000 layoffs throughout the state. The measure passed the House on Tuesday.
"At this time, Congress should focus its efforts on creating jobs in our communities and reviving the economy rather than politicizing football," Kanjorski said.
I mean really how much time does it take to sign a letter, especially for a national icon?
It wasn't a problem for Kanjorski to take this photo opportunity with Roger Clemens who was indicted yesterday for making false statements to Congress about his steroid use. ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson states in the interview that the charges against Clemens are very similar to those against Martha Stewart.
“There is no dilemma compared with that of the deep-sea diver who hears the message from the ship above, "Come up at once. We are sinking."”- Robert Cooper