Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Obama Focusing on Vick?

According to the Washington Post, President Obama phoned the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles and "weighed in on the redemption of Michael Vick" (see our Pardon Watch List of December 1).

Wha?

That's right, Jeffrey Lurie, says the President believes "so many people who serve time never get a fair second chance" and that it is "never a level playing field for prisoners when they get out of jail." It is, indeed, utterly fantastic that Lurie has revealed this, because there is so very precious little evidence that the President has these feelings otherwise!

But, if you are a regular reader of this blog, and you are not laughing already, get this: the President supposedly also said that "he was happy that [the Eagles] did something on such a national stage that showed our faith in giving someone a second chance after such a major downfall."

Yep, that all of that came from the slowest Democratic President in history to grant a single pardon. That came from the President who, after 700 plus days "on the national stage," has granted only 9 pardons. That came from the President who has let thousands of applications pile up in the Department of Justice, but can seem to only address a handful of minor offenses committed 20-30 years ago. See story here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let hope the President is testing the waters for mass pardons.

LMAO said...

w/ $5.25 million salary (according to Forbes) it looks like he's doing just fine w/out a pardon. The only thing that limits his earnings (endorsements) is his conviction in the court of public opinion & that's a pardon a president can't grant.

Anonymous said...

luckly good vick? What about individuals who are contributing members of our society and who are expecting pardon from the President? The President should extend his compassion, and forgiveness to all who deserve his pardon. A lot of good Americans needs pardon from Mr. President.

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