Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson can’t decide who he likes less, Michael Vick or Barack Obama.
In a discussion about Obama’s recent praise of Vick, Carlson said that he should have been executed for dogfighting. Carlson was filling in for Sean Hannity.
“I’m Christian. I’ve made mistakes. I believe fervently in second chances. Michael Vick killed dogs in a heartless and cruel way. I think, firstly, he should have been executed for that. He wasn’t. The idea the president of the United States would be getting behind someone who murdered dogs is beyond the pale.”
“He’s some creepy, rich, overpaid football player.”
But that isn’t the main point, insisted Carlson.
“The President doesn’t need to weigh in on every little crisis in the national story. This is like him weighing in on the mosque at Ground Zero. And he weighs in because he truly believes that his opinion is of [special] significance.”
“I think the President should be quiet on this one.”
Whether Vick deserves forgiveness or not remains up for debate (read the Humane Society’s argument for giving Vick a 2nd chance). There can be no denying: Obama’s praise for Vick is good politics.
After all, there’s a reason you don’t hear too many Pennsylvania conservatives attacking Obama on this one.
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