W.H. confirms Obama discussed Vick
HONOLULU – The White House confirmed Monday that President Barack Obama praised Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie for giving a second chance to quarterback Michael Vick, who played for the team after serving time in prison for running a dog-fighting ring.
“The president did place a call to Mr. Lurie to discuss plans for the use of alternative energy at Lincoln Financial Field, during which they spoke about that and other issues,” deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton said in a statement.
Whew. It wasn’t a presidential call to discuss free agency signings. But other things, too, like reminding them to make sure the press release said windmills, not solar panels, would now light up those night games. Thank goodness this master of prioritization’s hand guides the helm of our ship of state. He’s going to focus singularly on the economy, incidentally. Beginning sometime tomorrow. After a pivot to school uniforms for ex-cons earning Davis-Bacon wages to install stimulus-funded foreign-made wind-powered “energy of the future” (from the past) thingys. Important stuff.
I’d be worried that this was really true except it’s Peter King that broke the story.