What do the wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and former GOP vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin have in common?
Neither has very nice things to say about Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach who now stands accused of sexually assaulting at least eight boys since 1995.
Beth Chapman is the wife of bounty hunter Duane Chapman, of A&E reality TV show fame for their "Dog the Bounty Hunter," which is now in its seventh season. She uses the Twitter handle @MrsdogC.
Chapman has more than 169,000 Twitter followers, and this week her attention turned to the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. She joined the growing chorus of Americans concerned that Sandusky was set free on his own recognizance with bail set at $100,000.
Prosecutors had sought $500,000 bail and a tracking mechanism be used.
"Let's find the DA in this case and apply pressure to that office they need to file a motion asking for the bond to be revoked Or modified," Chapman tweeted.
Magisterial District Justice Leslie Dutchcot, who set the bail, was reportedly a volunteer at The Second Mile, the charity Sandusky allegedly used to find his victims. The charity also raised funds for Dutchcot.
Responding to some of those details, Chapman declared the local judge "corrupt ! She needs booted off the bench."
"Mrs. Dog" also took aim at Penn State's revered head football coach, who lost his job in the scandal's fallout last week: "Paterno, ABSOLUTLY no excuse for him not to pursue he was respected there !"
Chapman expressed shock when her tweeple pointed out that Sandusky's home backs up to an elementary school and playground. And she began offering advice on who to contact to try and get the bail revoked, telling one fan, "go higher head Da for that County he's elected official !"
Chapman's husband, @DogBountyHunter, wasn't mincing words, either: "To Bad To Build A Linch Mob is illegal or Sandusky would have a problem !"
The celebrity bondswoman proceeded to go on Rita Cosby's nationally-syndicated radio show the next day to talk about the Sandusky case, and fans reported that phone lines were jammed during the show.
She and Cosby then began using the Twitter hashtag "#RevokeThatBond" with their messages.
From Hawaii to Alaska, where that state's former governor had her own harsh words for the accused former 67-year-old Penn State coach.
During an appearance with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday night's "On the Record," Palin had this to say: "Hang him from the highest tree. I'll bring the rope."
When Van Susteren challenged the statement, saying she assumed Palin would want the case to go through the legal system, Palin amended her remarks said by saying: "Hang him from the highest tree, and I'll bring the rope if he is guilty of what has been alleged. If he abused these young children and ruined their lives unless they get a lot of help, Greta, in order to deal with the victimization that they are now suffering from, he needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law if he is truly guilty."
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