Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Michael Vick --- The Appropriate Sentence

One is something at a loss to understand the level of depravity necessary to underlie the type of cruelty of which Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is accused. One needn't be a member of PETA (that's "People for the [so-called] Ethical Treatment of Animals," not People for the Eating of Tasty Animals) to be repulsed by it.

Of course, Vick is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but the question does arise: What is the appropriate punishment should he be found guilty of the charges against him?

For the answer to that question, though, I harken back to the late Lewis Grizzard, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who offered his suggestion for the appropriate punishment for Jim Bakker, for his misdeeds related to the Jessica Hahn imbroglio. In this regard, Grizzard was a man ahead of his time.

Grizzard suggested that Bakker's punishment should be very simply: he should be locked in a room, naked, with a raw pork chop tied around his neck... along with four female pit bulls, with extreme PMS.

Sounds about right to me as far as Vick is concerned.

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