- Joe Paterno spoke at the 1988 G.H.W. Bush Rep Nom/Conv
- Lawrence King of Franklin Scandal Infamy sang the national anthem at the same convention in 1988 (also 1984)
- G.W. Bush gets Lawrence King out of jail 4/10/01
- Joe Paterno has hired a prominent Washington criminal defense lawyer to represent him in the Penn State sex abuse case, a source close to the case told NBC News.
J. Sedgwick Sollers, who once represented President George H.W. Bush in the Iran-Contra affair, was hired by Paterno on Thursday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It's interesting in looking through some of the Franklin CoverUp Info by DeCamp and other info by Tarpley and comparing them to the Penn State Scandal and there are seem to be some cross over names between the two.
Add these to that list ...
Bush honors state group as “Daily Point of Light ‘
Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, PA) - Wednesday, November 7, 1990
Author: Frank Cozzoli, Patriot News
Jerry Sandusky was saving kids from falling through society’s cracks long before President Bush used his “Thousand Points of Light “ slogan during his campaign for the White House.
Yesterday, the President honored Sandusky and the 500 volunteers of the Second Mile as a “Daily Point of Light “ in recognition of a program that has given thousands of Pennsylvania teen-agers a second chance at success.
PATERNO SAYS HIS SPEECH AT GOP CONVENTION IS NO BIG DEAL
Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) - Tuesday, August 16, 1988
Author: Robert Zausner, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
Joe Paterno ended more than a week of silence yesterday about the controversy over his speech for George Bush at the Republican National Convention by saying it’s not really a big deal.
“I was asked if I would do something by a guy I like very much, a guy I respect very much, and I’m doing it. Period,” said the Penn State football coach, who is scheduled to give the seconding speech for Bush tomorrow night.
“I thought it would be an honor for me, an honor for Penn State and an honor for the state of Pennsylvania,” he said, “and I’m a little bit surprised at the reaction. I didn’t think it was that big a deal, to be frank with you.”
PATERNO WILL TRY TO GIVE BOOST TO BUSH ‘S CAMPAIGN
York Daily Record (PA) - Wednesday, September 23, 1992
Author: TOM ADAMS Daily Record staff writer
President George Bush is calling on an old friend to help him win over the people of Pennsylvania.
Bush is making a campaign stop in State College today, and he’ll be announced by Penn State football coach Joe Paterno .
It will be the second time that Paterno has introduced Bush during a trip to the Penn State campus. The first was in 1980, during Bush ‘s unsuccessful campaign against Ronald Reagan for the Republican nomination.
“I consider it an honor anytime somebody introduces the president of the United States,” Paterno said Tuesday. “I’m not asking everybody to agree with everything he’s done or what he wants to do, but I still think it’s a great honor for me. I was pleased that they asked me.”
In 1988, after Bush won the nomination, Paterno was asked to second the nomination at the Republican National Convention.
“He’s somebody that I’ve gotten to know and like very much,” Paterno said. “He’s been very interested in my family. He’s written to my boy, Jay, who’s a graduate student at Virginia. He’s dropped me notes. He’s called me at different times to ask me how things are going. He’s a person I enjoy being around and that I admire very much.”