In a move guaranteed to make him beloved by every prosecutor in the country Jerry Sandusky’s defense attorney Joe Amendola permitted his client, an alleged child rapist, to speak by phone in an interview with Bob Costas last night. It’s a shame Eugene Ionesco didn’t live to see it, but then even he probably wouldn’t have believed it.
I have no idea what Amendola was thinking with this move. Was he saying to himself “Once America hears the creepy, halting way my client speaks, just like the guy in those Killer Nerd movies, they’ll take him to their hearts.” After the interview did he flash a confident grin, give Sandusky a big thumbs up and say “NAILED it!”
But America has one thing to thank the alleged rapist of multiple children for. For decades most of us have been puzzled by the meaning of those stern “No Horseplay” signs around public pools. Now, thanks to Sandusky, we all finally understand that “horseplay” means elderly men showering with little boys, touching their legs, squeezing them and sliding around on the floor with them. Eeeww! Now I see why they didn’t want that kind of behavior around their facilities. That sort of thing would gross out and induce vomiting in everyone … except, apparently, Sandusky and his attorney.
Is there something here we’re all missing? Does Amendola believe that Continue reading