Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Does he still wear that stupid bow tie, by the way?

Tucker Carlson on Michael Vick:

"I'm a Christian. I've made mistakes myself. I believe fervently in second chances," Carlson said. "But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should've been executed for that. He wasn't, but the idea that the president of the United States would be getting behind someone who murdered dogs? Kind of beyond the pale."

You know, I don't like Vick either. I hate what he did, and if he were to end up on the Bills' roster, I would end my fandom almost immediately. But execution? Come on, now. And to advocate execution in the same breath of claiming to be a Christian? Tucker, I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Vick did a horrible, disgusting thing. But he also paid the price that our legal system decided to exact from him. Saying he should have been executed? That's just silly. But then, Tucker Carlson is a pretty silly person.


Roger Owen Green said...

Perhaps Tucker Carlson should be executed for his horrendous performance on Dancing with the Stars a few seasons back. Nah, I'll forgive him.

Kerry said...

I hate that Vick is now playing for my kid and husband's favorite team. He is NOT a role model and never will be. I miss good ol' McNabb.

However, Vick is a superb athlete, and for that I commend him. He's doing his job, while taking a literal and metaphorical beating.

I was weirded out that Obama made a point to call the Eagles' owner about Vick, though. I found it to be a misstep on Obama's part.

PALGOLAK said...

I understand your point, but I bet if he was bought by the bills you would secretly be happy.

Because he is a pretty good player.

Kelly Sedinger said...

No, I wouldn't. My fandom is not so easily bought.