Believe it or not, I’m actually a big supporter of “innocent until proven guilty,” although I have certainly been shocked out my seat a few times when a high profile defendant has been found “not guilty” in the face of overwhelming evidence, e.g. O.J. Simpson.
I also believe that Michael Vick deserves a fair trial, even though his buddy has already turned and copped a plea. So, let’s be honest. It doesn’t look good for Mr. Vick.
But apparently that isn’t stopping the stupid.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference announced yesterday that they plan to honor Vick at their annual event this weekend. “We will recognize Vick as being an outstanding human being,” said SCLC President Charles Steele.
Motherfucker say wha?!?!?!?
You could convince me he’s a good football player, but in light of what we ALREADY KNOW TO BE TRUE about his pet ownership skills, you’re going to have a real challenge getting me to applaud his “outstanding human being”-ness.
Now of course, no one will be surprised that an organization with the words “southern” and “Christian” in its moniker wound up in THIS blog. Zealotry and Ignorance are such a potent cocktail.
But c’mon. Seriously?!?!? Is someone (Vick’s attorney’s perhaps) paying these people? Steele’s other comment might suggest that. “We’ll work with anyone who opens their heart and arms to us.” Apparently, by “heart and arms” he meant “big fat checkbook.”
Other attendees expected at the event include former President Clinton, soon-to-be President Clinton, soon-to-be Vice-President Obama and Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, who apparently are only in the race to squander other people’s money, since neither of them have a snowball’s chance of making it to the White House.
It might be fun to go, just to see Obama and Clinton’s people maneuver their candidates as far away from Vick as possible. No photo ops for you, Mr. Dog Killer.