Guess who is a fan of Michael Vick? If you read the title, you already know the answer: President Barack Obama. Don't count conservative bow tie wearer Tucker Carlson as a Vick follower, though.
The Commander in Chief called Jeffrey Lurie, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, to praise the organization for giving quarterback Michael Vick a second chance, Peter King of Sports Illustrated reports. The compliment comes while Vick is in the midst of a Pro Bowl and potential MVP season for the Eagles, with 20 touchdown passes and 8 rushing touchdowns.
Naturally when Obama calls to thank the Eagles, that is going to be news. But some wonder about the timing coming now, instead of when the Eagles signed Vick. Could it be, dare we say, political? But forget that for a moment.