The Knuckleheads of the Day award
Today's winners are The National Organization for Women and its President, Joanne Tosti-Vasey. They get today's award for their calling for the resignation of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.
What did Joe Paterno say that has now outraged? Paterno was talking about a FSU football player who had suspended due to sexual assault allegations(A.J. Nicholson was suspended befor the Orange Bowl football game but has not been arrested) Here is what Paterno said-
Paterno replied by talking about past suspensions of Penn State players. He then added: "There's some tough — there's so many people gravitating to these kids. He may not have even known what he was getting into, Nicholson. They knock on the door; somebody may knock on the door; a cute girl knocks on the door. What do you do?"
"Geez. I hope — thank God they don't knock on my door because I'd refer them to a couple of other rooms," Paterno continued. "But that's too bad. You hate to see that. I really do. You like to see a kid end up his football career. He's a heck of a football player, by the way; he's a really good football player. And it's just too bad."
Here is Tosti-Vasey's reaction.
Tosti-Vasey issued a news release calling for Paterno to apologize and step down from the post he has held for 40 years. She sent an e-mail to Paterno and the university president the next day, but said Sunday she has not heard back from either.
"Allegations of sexual assault should never be taken lightly," the statement reads. "Making light of sexual assault sends the message that rape is something to be expected and accepted."
Tosti-Vasey is overreacting political correctness freak. There is truth in what Paterno says, there are hangers on around pro and college atheletes, celebrities, etc. That don't condone rape at all, but then neither Paterno or Tosti-Vasey or even TFM knows the facts of this case. Only a blabbering PC fool would waste her organization's energy on calling for someone's resignation over stating the truth!
For that NOW and Joanne Tosti-Vasey are today's Knuckleheads of the day.
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