In an interview during a media time out at the Carrier Classic basketball game, ESPN’s Andy Katz asked President Obama about the Penn State scandal.
“The whole situation is heartbreaking,” the president said. “We think first and foremost of the victims of these alleged crimes.”
The president said, “It’s a good time for us to do some soul-searching – every institution, not just Penn State - about what our priorities are and making sure that we understand that our first priority is protecting our kids. We all have a responsibility. We can’t leave it to a system. We can’t leave it to somebody else. Each of us have to take it upon ourselves to make sure that our kids have the love and support and protection that they deserve.”
I agree with the president here. I think in the area of college sports and in a number of other areas we have our priorities wrong.