Earlier this week, President Obama called the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles to congratulate him on giving I-went-to-jail-because-I-was-involved-in-an-illegal-dog-fighting-ring Michael Vick a second chance to play football.
FOX News personality Tucker Carlson wasn’t happy with Obama’s decision and said this on the air:
“I’m a Christian… I believe in second chances. But Michael Vick killed dogs… I think personally he should have been executed for that. He wasn’t…”
Has a statement that begins with the words “I’m a Christian… but” ever ended well?
I already roll my eyes on reflex when someone says the first three words, much less the fourth…
On another note, I also don’t get all the vitriol against Vick coming from people who hunt on a regular basis. (Update: I had said “eat meat” instead of “hunt” but it was rightly pointed out that animals killed for food are (usually) killed in a more humane way than the dogs in Vick’s dog-fighting rings. There’s an interesting discussion about this topic over at Rationally Speaking.)
(Thanks to Greg for the link)