Only the Boston Herald‘s sports columnist Gerry Callahan could tie the indignant response over the NFL return of Michael Vick to politically correct eco-crazies, and make them both look foolish:
You hate Michael Vick now for the same reason you drive a Prius or ask for paper when you really want plastic: to show you care. You care more than I do. You care more than your neighbor with two SUVs and no recycling bins. You care more about the earth, the air, the water, the children, and of course, lovable, huggable, innocent little puppy dogs.
Let Michael Vick back in the NFL? What are you, some kind of savage? He killed Marley! He killed Scooby! He killed that whole Hotel for Dogs! And then he lied about it! Which was, of course, starkly different from most guys who are accused of running dogfighting rings. Usually they come clean at the first sign of trouble.
The whole thing is worth pasting here, but I can’t do that.