Remember this scene from the movie The Dead Zone? Martin Sheen’s sleazy character holding up a child to use as a human shield against the bullets being fired at him? That was the overall impression I got from the sickening scenes of alleged pedophile enabler Joe Paterno seemingly trying to insulate himself from the scrutiny he deserves by surrounding himself with his grandchildren. Or great- grandchildren for all I know. Paterno’s old enough to have been Calvin Coolidge’s babysitter.
At any rate, watching that scene was enough to make your skin crawl. Paterno even lacks enough sense to realize that seeing him surrounded by children will make anyone familiar with his alleged years-long inactivity on the alleged child-rape situation at Penn State angrily wonder how Jellyfish Joe would have felt if it was his own grandchildren showering and more with an elderly man.