Palin Sandusky, oh this ought to be a good one. Sarah Palin says ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky should “hang from the highest tree” if he’s found guilty of sexually abusing children.
The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate didn’t mince words about the scandal during her regular contributor stint last night on Fox News.
“Hang him from the highest tree. I’ll bring the rope,” she said.
After some prompting from Fox host Greta Van Susteren about letting the justice system run its course, Palin repeated what she said and added Sandusky should be “punished to the fullest extent of the law if he is truly guilty.”
The scandal came up because Van Susteren asked Palin what she thought of GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s comment that Penn State — his alma mater — should not be allowed to play in a bowl game.
Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, told the Des Moines Register that “it would probably be best to take a pass on a bowl game.” He said he realizes that would be tough for the players “but this is way beyond the football team right now.”
Palin disagreed with Santorum. “It’s not the players’ fault that they have a perverted former assistant coach,” she said on Fox News. “I would like to see the players not suffer more than they have suffered.”