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In a post yesterday, I said:

What we have here is the President praising the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles for giving the concept of second chances -- what some might describe as a Christian principle -- a national platform, but give Fox a few days and they'll have their viewers convinced that Obama was kicking Bo's head in while praising Michael Vick's despicable crimes.

But it turns out that it might not take a few days -- here's Tucker Carlson, sitting in for Sean Hannity, last night on Fox:

Alright, President Obama -- it has been confirmed by the White House -- called the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, and during the course of their conversation thanked him for giving Michael Vick a second chance.

Now, 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.

... and apparently no mention of the fact that the purpose of the call was to praise owner Jeffery Lurie for:

... the most ambitious green initiative yet: the installation of about 2,500 solar panels, 80 20-foot-highwind turbines and a generator that runs on natural gas and biodiesel so that Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles’ home, will be the first stadium capable of generating all its own electricity.

... or that according to Lurie, the President said:

"... it's never a level playing field for prisoners when they get out of jail. And he was happy that we did something on such a national stage that showed our faith in giving someone a second chance after such a major downfall."

Nope. It's a controversy about the President getting behind a dog killer.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Wed Dec 29, 2010 at 10:06 AM PST.

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