My eyebrows did a little dance this morning when I saw the front-page headline: Vick says he’d like pet dog; anger follows.
The jump head was no less eyebrow-raising: Some say Vick should be permanently banned.
Why is Vick talking about this, now? He’s out of prison, he making a comback in football, he’s patching up his ruined finances. Is he so hungry for attention that he has to resort to statement like that to get it?
Now, I’m one of the folks who believe Vick got hammered too hard by Judge Henry Hudson (the same judge who made news earlier this week by agreeing, in part, with Virginia Attorney Ken Cuccinelli Ken Cuccinelli on his law suit against the health-care reform bill). He’s paid his debt to society.
But this was a dumb move on Vick’s part. All he did was give People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals an opening.
“Vick should be banned from owning dogs for life,” said Jane Dollinger, a PETA spokeswoman. “Just as convicted pedophiles aren’t allowed free access to children, anyone who is responsible for hanging, electrocuting or shooting dogs and who causes them to suffer in unimaginable ways should never again be allowed access to dogs.”
Really? Now they’re comparing him to pedophiles? That seems about as dumb as Vick opening his mouth on the subject in the first place.
Tell us what you think, folks.