Well he was kicked out of his position at Penn State over the child sex-abuse scandal that took over the university, but that didn’t stop former president Graham Spanier from gettting a role in national security and getting paid by U.S taxpayers. Only in the American federal government system could a man be relieved of his post in disgrace during a child sex abuse scandal and then become a part of the federal workforce without any problems.
The Washington Post reports,
Spanier was faulted in an internal Penn State report after the conviction on child-molestation charges of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The report said he, head coach Joe Paterno and others helped cover up Sandusky’s abuse.
His lawyer confirms to the Loop that Spanier is working on a part-time consulting basis for a “top-secret” agency on national security issues. But the gig is so hush-hush, he couldn’t even tell his attorneys the name of the agency. In April — months after his ouster as president but before the release of the internal report — he told the Patriot-News of central Pennsylvania that he was working on a “special project for the U.S. government relating [to] national security.”
But who’s he working for? The CIA? Homeland Security? Or maybe just a dull consulting firm with a government contract?
“I have no idea,”says his lawyer, Peter Vaira. “We know the work is in security and he’s prohibited from disclosing which agency or agencies he’s working for.”
While Spanier issued a complaint in statement from his attorneys in which he points out his “trustworthiness” because he had be re-reviewed after the Sandusky matter, that isn’t much of a comfort is it? After all our own Secret Service has been involved with drugs and hookers abroad. While the feds claim that his security clearance has been ‘reaffirmed,’ we have to honestly assess the situation and determine that the people who have affirmed his trustworthiness have trust issues of their own.
Unfortunately no one knows exactly what Mr. Graham is actually engaged in or with whom. But one Tweet that he sent did provide some information that we already knew takes place in federal jobs of national security:
Wow! His mother must be really proud and I’m sure his handlers are as well. I’m sure Mr. Graham inspires just as much confidence in national security after that Tweet as we had before he was admitted into the inner workings of our government.