Kane's fishing expedition Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been in office for only a few weeks, and already she is demonstrating her determination to rout possible political corruption by appointing a former federal prosecutor to investigat
It apparently makes little difference to Kane, a Democrat, that the prosecution was successful -- Sandusky was convicted of 45 of 48 child sexual abuse counts and is serving a prison term of 30 to 60 years.
Kane, it seems, was impatient with the pace of the investigation that occurred while Republican Corbett was the attorney general over much of the time, including his 2010 campaign for governor.
During her campaign for attorney general, Kane repeatedly questioned why it took nearly three years to charge Sandusky, and she insinuated -- absent any evidence -- that Corbett ordered his minions in the AG's office to sit on the case so as not to interfere with his run for governor.
Also, Kane apparently thought she could make political points by reminding voters that her Republican opponent, David Freed, was backed by the supposed foot-dragging Corbett.
Kane's allegation had legs at a time when Pennsylvanians were still reeling over the Sandusky scandal and people were looking for scapegoats -- Corbett being an obvious target.
Corbett has said all along that building a case against Sandusky was difficult and time-consuming and that it required cooperation of several victims. A case with a single victim would not have convicted the former Penn State assistant coach, he insisted.
How such meticulous legal work would become a crass political and, perhaps, illegal move by Corbett is something left only to the imagination of Kane.
Taxpayers will foot the bill for Kane's fishing expedition. The special deputy, H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr., will be paid $72.24 per hour or at a rate of $141,000 a year.
Moulton will report only to Kane, although the attorney general promises to make Moulton's findings public.
Kane's probe of Corbett's handling of the Sandusky case fulfills a campaign promise, but why stop there?
Also left unanswered is why Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar decided against prosecuting Sandusky on child-rape charges in an earlier case.
Gricar did so even though a mother of one of the alleged victims confronted Sandusky while police listened in on the damning conversation.
Surely, the crime-busting Kane would want to take Gricar to task for his handling of the matter.
Oh, that's right, she can't. Gricar disappeared in 2005 and was later declared dead.
No matter. Kane doubtless thinks she's pretty good at chasing ghosts, too.
It apparently makes little difference to Kane, a Democrat, that the Sandusky prosecution was successful.