The President and Michael Vick

December 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Redemption has a friend in President Obama, and that’s a very good thing.  My hope is that what the President said about Michael Vick will not become so politicized that people wlll misunderstand what the President is really trying to convey.
Already there are those who think it was inappropriate for the President to praise the Philadelphia Eagles for their willingness to give Michael Vick a second chance.  They say it sends the wrong message.  The White House indicated President Obama spoke to the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, Jeffrey Lurie, by phone earlier this week.
“He said, ‘So many people who serve time never get a fair second chance,’ ” said Lurie, “He 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.”
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