Tucker Carlson prefers dogs over Michael Vick or Obama
Tucker Carlson thinks that Michael Vick "should've been executed" for killing dogs, and that President Obama shouldn't have bothered weighing in on the Philadelphia Eagles QB's post-prison return to the NFL. Ah, the holiday joys of fill-in punditry.
Taking Sean Hannity's place Tuesday night on Fox News, Carlson brought up Obama's weekend chat with Jeffrey Lurie -- in which the president reportedly praised the Eagles owner for giving dog-fighting felon Vick a second chance -- and tossed it to the pit bulls on the panel for a good mauling.
Though the idea of execution for what he sees as Vick's unforgivable acts led the chat, it wasn't Carlson's primary argument.
"I'm a Christian, I've made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances. 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."
Watch the video to see the discussion that ensued -- or simply enjoy these quotes.
"He's some creepy rich overpaid football player," said Carlson, who also called Vick's post-sentencing work with animal organizations "grotesque."
"It's like the Donner Party becoming spokesman for vegetarianism."
-- Christie D'Zurilla
(Hat tip to Mediaite for the video.)