Lampe vs. Pinkel: She wins
The Kansas City Star
I was wondering when someone in Missouri’s political circles would weigh in on MU football coach Gary Pinkel’s objectionable comments about former Penn State coach Joe Paterno.
No, it wasn’t Gov. Jay Nixon. And that’s too bad, because he hobnobs at major sporting events and his stance might carry some weight.
But at least Missouri Rep. Sara Lampe, a Springfield Democrat running for lieutenant governor in the Aug. 7 primary, has spoken up.
Her full statement is here.
The money quote:
“Coach Pinkel’s defense of the indefensible indicates that he holds the same attitude that allowed the reprehensible situation at Penn State to occur; the attitude that building a successful football program is more important than everything else, including protecting innocent children from rapists.”