Jerry Sandusky's new lawyer: Maybe he was just teaching kids how to properly apply soap in the shower

Alternate headline: “Surprisingly, Joe Amendola not the worst lawyer on Sandusky’s team.”

We need something to help us clear our minds ahead of tonight’s debate. Let me assure you: This’ll do it.

“Some of these kids don’t have basic hygiene skills,” Rominger told the television station, presumably with a straight face throughout. “Teaching a person to shower at the age of 12 or 14 sounds strange to some people, but people who work with troubled youth will tell you there are a lot of juvenile delinquents and people who are dependent who have to be taught basic life skills like how to put soap on their body.”

(In the interest of fairness, we’re going to assume Mr. Rominger is a real attorney with a degree and everything and not a well-executed plant from The Onion.)

In an apparent effort to bolster this latest defense tactic, Rominger noted during the interview that his college cross-country coach often showered with the team. Of course, Rominger was neither 10 years old nor alone when these showers took place, so it’s unclear what his college experience has to do with his client’s situation.

Looking forward to his trial testimony on proper soap application. The bad news for Sandusky? He’s almost certainly headed for a conviction. The good news? Since he enjoys lessons on “showering” this much, soon he’ll be getting a master class in prison.