President Obama Calls Removal Of Joe Paterno Statue 'The Right Decision'

The statue of Joe Paterno on Penn State's campus was taken down Sunday morning, and with "crippling" sanctions on the way Monday morning, the last thing Penn State and Joe Paterno fans want to see is a high-profile, influential person piling on. But if recent polls are to be believed, about half the country cares what this person says. From CNN reporter Stephanie Gallman, who's in Aurora, Colo. in the aftermath of Friday morning's movie theater shooting:

Chances are, a reporter just asked Obama his take on this morning's developments. I can't help but feel as if he might lose some votes in Pennsylvania come November, if anyone remembers this.

For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly.

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