September 22nd, 2010
12:47 PM ET

Newspaper tackles Vick story with 'Top Dog' headline

The Philadelphia Daily News went with a tongue-in-cheek headline Wednesday.

Michael Vick is sure to be the subject of controversy again, but this time it's not the fleet-footed Eagles quarterback's fault.

On the front cover of Wednesday's Philadelphia Daily News, Vick is featured - rolling out of the pocket, pigskin in hand - alongside the caption, "Top Dog." The story details a "shocking turnabout" in which Eagles coach Andy Reid named Vick the team's starting quarterback.

In case you've been in a sports vacuum on one of Neptune's moons for the last two years, Vick returned to the gridiron last season after serving an NFL suspension and prison time for a felony dogfighting conviction.

The Eagles' decision to sign Vick to a modest contract was met with mixed reaction from animal-rights activists, and this week's announcement was no different. The founder of the animal-welfare organization DogPAC told The Philadelphia Inquirer the move was "disappointing," However, Wayne Pacell, president of the Humane Society of the United States, said Vick was committed to his group's anti-dogfighting initiative and that Vick told him he'd be available Tuesdays to talk to at-risk youth about dogfighting.

A People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals news release said only, "As long as he's throwing a football and not electrocuting a dog, PETA is pleased he is focused on his game."

Josh Barnett, the paper's executive sports editor, said the Daily News had received "a few calls and some e-mails" about the headline, "almost all being from people who are animal lovers."

"The general consensus is they feel like the issue's been covered and he's paid his debt to society with prison time, and the story should be more focused on football," he said.

Barnett defended the paper's coverage of the issue, saying it was balanced and that several sources addressed Vick's remarkable comeback and how the 30-year-old had made the most of his second chance.

As for the headline, Barnett said it is "reflective of our personality." He said there was no intention to offend anyone, only to "write the best, most reflective headline out there."

"It really is not a stark departure from what we do and what we've always done," Barnett said.

August 2009 cover after Vick's signing.

This, after all, is a newspaper that warned "Hide Your Dogs" on its front page when the Eagles signed Vick. When the Eagles banned outside food in their new stadium the paper decried "Hoagies of Mass Destruction." It has also skewered non-sports figures: When in 2000 then-Mayor John Street announced his support for Police Chief John Timoney following a nationally televised police beating, the Daily News depicted the pair as Jackie Gleason and Art Carney under the headline, "The Honeymooners."

Several blogs promised Wednesday's Vick cover would yield controversy. But Philadelphia is a rabid sports town, a place where Santa Claus was once pelted with snowballs, where fans cheered after Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin suffered a career-ending neck injury, where hometown hoopster Kobe Bryant was booed during the just-for-show NBA All-Star Game. Here, the controversy seemed to lie in Reid's decision more than the newspaper's front page.

Reid has repeatedly said - as recently as Monday - that Kevin Kolb would remain the Eagles' starting quarterback and there was "no indication there was any wiggle room in that," said Barnett, explaining why the story carries such weight in the City of Brotherly Love. The Vick announcement, essentially, "is uncharacteristic of Andy Reid," he said.

While most of those commenting on the newspaper's website attacked Reid's credibility and a handful defended "Con-Vick," there were a few commenters who took issue with the paper's headline, describing it as tasteless and tacky.

Asked one: "does anyone know where the editor of the [Daily News], Andy Reid, and Vick the "dog Killer" live? We can get a pumpkin tosser and toss bags of meadow muffins at their houses!"

"Top Dog?" asked another. "You have reached a new low. How about animals protect their young, he's nothing more than a savage, you insult dogs everywhere."

Some took a lighter approach, though, and went along with the gag. A blog post on SB Nation added a few puns of its own, including jokes about how Vick treats "underdogs" and about an upcoming game turning into a "dogfight."

"Sure, a wide swath of America can't talk about Vick without making a dog joke," Andrew Sharp blogged. "But guess what? Two years after one of the more startling falls from grace we've seen in pro sports, we're all talking about Vick again. All jokes aside, that's pretty amazing."

Daily News Assistant Managing Editor Michelle Bjork said "Top Dog" was a "true Daily News headline." Bjork said the newspaper had many talented headline writers and she was not surprised by Wednesday's front page.

Asked if the newspaper - whose parent company filed for bankruptcy last year - was attempting to draw attention ahead of the Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer and being placed on the auction block Thursday, Bjork said the headline was purely an editorial decision.

"This is the sort of thing we would cover anyway because we're such a big sports town," she said.

Indeed, the back cover for Wednesday's paper bore the headline "Roy Wonder!," lauding Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay's 20th win Tuesday night. He is the first Philly pitcher to achieve 20 wins since Steve Carlton in 1982.

Asked which he thought was a bigger story, Barnett said "sports is so much a part of Philadelphia" that both stories were enormous because Vick and Halladay are "major entities on the sports landscape." Vick edged out Halladay out because the announcement was such a surprise and because Vick has a history of being big news - and not just in Philly.

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  1. King Soloman

    gives this guy a brake. Geeze. If people were to crucify obama the way the do everyone else he would already be hung out to dry. Instead obama is immune to the media no matter how bad of a job he does there will always be a silver lining. Why cant this guy have a chance to make a silver lining for himself.

    September 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • TONY

      Amen! Obama isn't under and scruitany as a President because he is "black." Well not to be the barrer of bad news but his mom is white, so it would make just as much sense to say Obama is white. Our media defends its own and exploits those that aren't liberal. No news station even dares of bringing up his middle name, which would convince people that he may not have any "black' in him, but rather muslim heritage. What black person do you know that has First middle or last name of Hussein?

      September 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Sorry Tony, Obama isn't under fire because he's black, it's largly because Americans don't really pay much attention to their politicis. Much like how they don't pay attention to the outside world. And as for the original poster, Obama hasn't been convicted of a crime,. so the comparison isn't really valid.

      September 22, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • woofwoof

      someone is always trying to hustle someone else. humane society are more interested in a dog than a black man. do you think they do it solely for the love of animals? it is $$$$, it always is and always will be. The few that care for animals are overrun by few that think in terms of $$$, corporatize it. leave the man alone, if he repents and shows that with works that match it leave him alone

      September 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • MD


      September 22, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • char

      I would love to give him a break – both legs that is.

      September 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Um.

      Did you really just try to turn this story into a discussion of politics? God you are pathetic

      September 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Top Cat

      Seriously...he served his time just like anyone else would have, and now he has returned to work. i love dogs as much as the next person, but what is he supposed to do when his profession is football and he has paid his debt to society? go on welfare and strain our social systems even more, or work and put that tax money back into the system. PETA can ESAD

      September 22, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chaz

      Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing Vick get a taste of his own taser. Of course, to all the apologists out there I'm a "hater" (what an ignorant use of a word), but to all those people saying he paid his debt and should be allowed to move on.....can you same the same for other ex-con's and criminals? What about rapists? What about pedophiles? What about a white collar lawyer stealing millions from poor people? Should they get their public lives and employment back as well? Pretty selective aren't you as long as it's one of your favorite sports or entertainment stars. As forgiving for the thug down the street who beat you dog and set your house of fire? Yeah....didn't think so. Hypocrites.

      September 22, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ogalay

      This idiot electrocuted and killed animals who weren't good enough to win money for him ! You think HE needs a break?

      September 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • KAM

      Amerikkka is so damn racist. The MOST racist nation in the world. Palin, Limbaugh, Gingrich, Boehner, McConnell,... I could go on and on. Their rhetoric feeds the ignorant and they don't have the sense to no any better.

      September 22, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • fanofconservdeez


      September 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Forgiven

      Those who forgive much, will be forgiven much...

      What Vick did in his past is terrible, but it is no more terrible than what I have done or any of us here have done in our past. I would suggest that for most (not all) of us, if we were discovered and arrested and imprisoned for things we have secretly done in our past, perhaps many of us would have done time in jail (and still be in jail). I urge some of you to reconsider and tender forgiveness to Vick who has shown a desire to turn his life around. I do NOT condone animal abuse. I also do NOT condone human abuse. Vick is a broken man, like many of us. And guess what, if he gets caught again, the criminal system will correct this. But let us not judge this man, because we are not better. We all should consider taking the "tree" lodged in our own eye, before we worry about the speck of dust in Vick's eye.

      September 22, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      Because he isn't sorry. Because you don't get rehabilitated by being a celebrity. Because he's a sociopath who electrocuted dogs and enjoys bloodsport. NEVER.

      September 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thembi Huff

      People do not let you live nothing down. There are always going to be some people who love to bring up the past. Michael Vick has paid for his mistakes and it is time to move on. Michael Vick, I am proud of you and continue to move forward. With sisterly love, Thembi

      September 22, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jayne

      If Obama tortured and killed innocent animals, trust me I would not vote for him. You are clearly not a pet owner. Regardless, this paper is going after the same thing the Eagles are: MONEY. There is no secret here.

      September 22, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • patti

      Get real...Obama..what ever you may think of him not out killing defenseless dogs with his bare hands just because they would not fight or did not perform well enough. This b.....d is not reformed just taught that he can be caught and punished!
      I thank him for one thing only...the fact that he shined a spotlight on the abusive ..disgusting called of Dog fighting. What follows next? He marries and beats on his wife and kids!

      September 22, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • BLove

      You spelled 'brake' wrong.

      September 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      First off Vick is dirt, dog isnt the best name for him... He is lower than dirt. As for Obama we are starting to feel the same way.

      September 22, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • M_Phx

      Excuse me "Forgiven" ~ Hate to bust your bubble, I personally have NEVER tortured an animal, what do you mean it is no worse than any of us have done? You "TORTURED" animals my friend? Then you obviously need help!

      September 23, 2010 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
    • southernbell

      its all about the almighty green ... you dont see people getting thrown in jail for hunting duck,deers,and bears ...

      September 30, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. W

    Lol, F the mosque in NY that headline is in very poor taste. You gotta laugh though.

    September 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Armando

    How this country became the most powerful country in the world with soooooooo many whinners is beyond me. Let the guy play ball, He made a mistake he paid for it. Let it go. Get a life.

    September 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nothnew

      I agree! In fact, he is "Top Dog" as he is, clearly, a fighter; who did not give up when life threw him a few curve balls for animal cruelty; which is wrong, yet, who knew something people have been doing forever would send this ONE man to jail. Let me tell you, in fact, we could fill an animal cruelty prison – standing room only – here in America; except it's unheard of that people would be sent to jail for something like that.

      Apparently, there is far more compassion for animals – here in America – than you'd ever see for its human counterparts. Still, leave the fighting to the boxing ring, Vick, for (at least) we know how to duck.

      September 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom Furey

      With people as stupid,and heartless as you are it's a shame the good people have to share the world with you.I feel sorry for your children

      September 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • amp77

      Heartless? Really? The guy paid his debt, spent time in jail, and was released. He hasn't repeated his mistake, suggesting that he has learned his lesson. You morons just can't let go of that can you? Did you ever lie to your mother growing up? Of course you did. Perhaps you should be punished for that the rest of your life too? Vick's incarceration was a message to others, and he's come out on the other side and is working again.

      September 22, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Talgrath

      @Tom Furey So anybody who has ever done something wrong has to hear about it for the rest of their lives then? Even after they have completed all of their jail time and probation and continue to try and make amends for their actions? If someone steals something when their 16 it should haunt them for the rest of their life, right? Vick made a mistake, he was friends with and gave money to the wrong people, but he was a young man who was handed a large pile of cash with no real idea how to manage it (like most NFL stars). Is he responsible for his actions? Absolutely. Has he paid his debt to society? Yes, get over it.

      September 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrea

      A "mistake" is forgetting your cell phone somewhere or locking your keys in your car. Years of torture of helpless animals is evil and wrong.

      September 22, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      The man should not be playing ball at all. This is why our society is so messed up. The younger generation sees all of this, they don't care if they break the law, they can STILL play the game. I think ALL PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES should HAVE to follow certain guidelines to keep a good, wholesome image, not only for themselves, but for the profession they play for!!!! If they don't follow it, YOU ARE OUT!! Good player or not~No matter WHAT!!! If Michael Vick was working for corporate America, he would not have a job today!

      September 22, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Noles26

    If you serve your time you're finished. He gets trashed more by Northern media than rapists do.

    Let the man be.

    September 22, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • rich

      his second chance should be bagging groceries not being a hero to our misguided youth.

      September 22, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dwight

      you need to grow up and stop being a punk!!!!!!!!!!

      September 22, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |

      the man has done his time, get over it! for the person that said he should be given a "real" job of baggin groceries... if i remember correctly when he got out of prison he was working construction... sounds like the guy has learned from his mistakes and humbled himself.. payed his debt to society.. let him play football!

      and yes maybe im sympathizing because he is on my fantasy team?

      September 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Marco

    I fight earthworms.

    September 22, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      LOL – how often do you win?

      September 22, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Marco

    I'm laughing at all the people who think there's a recession & here's Vick livin large. Way to go Vick.

    September 22, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sher12

    He has served his time. He has a right to make a living and if the man is good, he can't do anything about that and team would be foolish to ignore. How are you doing? Why not mind your own business and get your own house in order, take some classes or do something to increase you income in your own house.............

    September 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chaz

      Sure, and while we're at it, let's have that convicted drunk driver rehired to drive your kids' school bus. They paid their debt to society, right? And I'm sure you'll be the first to welcome back to your neighborhood the creepy white-trash guy just out of prison for cooking meth? Yeah.....right.

      September 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |

      Your comparison of a person driving drunk being rehired to transport children, and a man that was convicted of animal cruelty playing a professional sport is idiotic. Once again, a prime example of why our country is filled with people that lack common sense.

      If you are still crying foul about vick -get a life. Its over a done with. If you don't like it, don't watch him play. Good grief.

      September 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Talgrath

      @Chaz Yeah, because funding a dog fighting ring is related to how well he plays football, right? And lives are on the line here, right? Oh wait, they aren't? Then your comparison is completely useless.

      September 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. p.philly

    what does obama have to do with this story?? if u think that things are bad now wait until the rep's get in office in case u forgot who got us into this mess

    September 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. 1gliblib

    This country really has it's priorities jacked up. We'll give this guy a multimillion dollar second chance and bail out all the fat cats on wall street but let a union worker ask for more pay or someone get upside down on his mortgage and we're ready to burn them at the stake. What is wrong with us?

    September 22, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Vick makes his organization money.

      Unions drain organizations of theirs.

      September 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeconiah

      Union workers shouldn't get anymore money. They are a reason for the corruption and bankruptcy many cities face today.

      September 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dex

      Unions have no place in America anymore. They're a leech on corporations and are a big reason why many manufacturing jobs have gone overseas.

      September 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lindsay

    Classy cover story... Where was the editor?

    September 22, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Anne Love

    Are you kidding me Philly Daily News! Geez give the man a break. Didn't Vick already serve his time....didn't you already have your hayday in reminding us how horrid his crime was? Get over yourself and let's move forward!

    September 22, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Couger-Friendly

      I dont think those who are animal-minded can forgive someone who injured and defiled innocent animals for his own pleasure...yeah pretty sure I hope he never makes another dime in his life so he cant be bored enough as he was to partake in the first place.

      September 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Polo

      get over YOURself – he's a waste of protein. I sure hope some of my contributions have reached some of these animals that he would so quickly dismiss as trivial.

      September 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • LoveLife

      Michael Vick has served his time. Leave the man alone. I love life and animals just as much as the next person, but what I don't understand from these animal lovers is that most of them would approve of attacking and killing people in other countries and won't speak up against it.

      September 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • char

      I hope it's never gotten over. I hope no one ever forgets. He is a low life that can play ball. I still don't think he should and I will never cheer for a team that has him as a player.

      September 22, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • amp77

      Why shouldn't he play football? He's qualified to do so, and someone pays him to do it. That's how the work force goes. Just because you can't stand that he makes millions and you don't? They call that CAPITALISM.

      September 22, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Anti-Hoff

      Capitalism? not quite – its just a contract to run up and down a field and hope that sponsors get on their knees for you. And as far as the other genius goes who mentioned speaking out about killing in other countries...when the thread is about that in any fashion and not about some dope who plays football, then I will certainly speak out about it.

      September 23, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. Pat Pearson

    To Armando: The man did NOT make a mistake. He spent hundreds of thousands of dollars setting up a hugely elaborate dog fighting business complete with black-out cages, "training" machines, a rather large house (which he built), on purpose. He participated in gut-wrenching cruelty (read the transcripts if you have the stomach to) to hundreds of dogs who only want to be loved and did it day after day after week after month. He can never give those dogs back their lives – nor did he want to until he got caught. Excuse me for seeing the truth in an ugly, ugly situation with an ugly, ugly man who is rewarded with millions of dollars. He gives s**t a bad name.

    September 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Davieboy

      Oh get over it man. He made a mistake served his time and is willing to talk to youth about dogfighting to deter them from doing it. I think you just jealous of the amount of money this guy makes. Forgive and forget is what I say.

      September 22, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hannah

      No 'a' mistake is driving drunk, getting in a fight, a petty theft, ect. This man had a systematic secondary career of torturing and murdering animals for his and others amusement.

      Maybe those who are so eager to make something off him should get over it. Not everyone is going to fall in line behind you and 'forget', so maybe you should let that go. You do the crime and you live with the stigma of it.

      September 22, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      @ Davie...G-d forbid, but what if someone close to you was tortured and murdered...could you forgive and forget then?

      September 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • char

      You are 100% correct. He is trash.

      September 22, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Doe

      who cares there just dogs

      September 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      @Dee ~ we are talking about cruelty to dogs, not people, so your "someone" analigy fails horribly and doesn't apply here at all. why don't you go murder your children so your dogs can eat fresh meat today since you value dogs over people so much.

      September 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • cosmo

      Great post....couldn't agree more. Those of you who think just because he's done his time that everyone should leave him alone are living in some fantasy universe. This guys is as greedy and low as they come and he doesn't deserve a second change – except maybe to work at a animal shelter and clean up the dog sh** they leave behind....

      September 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ogalay


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    • The Anti-Hoff

      Only the weakest of minds would think anyone is jealous because he makes stupid amounts of money to run around on a field. Its just a really silly statement.

      September 23, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. dillhole

    People need to stop being so damn sensitive all the time. What Vick did was awful and he if any of us knows that now. He served time, lost millions, and has had to resurrect his career from the very bottom. The term "Top Dog" is commonly used in sports and should not be taken so seriously.
    Again what Vick did was awful but he's learned his lesson and he now deserves the term "Top Dog" in Philadelphia and in the NFL because of the level of maturity and remorse he has shown since his unspeakable crimes against dogs.
    As a dog owner I can respect a man that admits to his mistakes and moves on. Let this go people, it's harmless.

    September 22, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • char

      wrong – if he hadn't been caught – he would still be doing it. I have not seen any remorse, only that he got busted.

      September 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • amp77

      So what's your point? He's not doing it now, is he? Idiot. Rarely does anyone stop doing something wrong or illegal until getting caught. It's common sense.

      September 22, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rene'


      September 22, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Anti-Hoff

      harmless eh? a thug making lots of money and being bored enough to entertain himself and others by watching animals kill each other. If theres any justice, a pit will latch onto his nuts and cancel out any future kin of his or enough folks stop following his team to the point that he gets fired, either will do.

      September 23, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. uiopjkl

    The animal rights people need to get a life and give it a rest. He said he was sorry, he has contributed to animal shelters, he did his time without complaining about it like other celebrities often do. Basically, he was a man about it so as far as I'm concerned, the dogfighting thing is over. What he did was wrong and he lost tens of millions because of it and I think that is sufficient.

    He is making a very honest effort to turn himself around and I respect him for that. PETA and animal rights people will not be getting any support from me on this issue.

    September 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catie

      That kind of mindset that does that to dogs does not get healed that simply. That is how Jeffrey D. started out too.

      September 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • really please read the article

      "A People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals news release said only, "As long as he's throwing a football and not electrocuting a dog, PETA is pleased he is focused on his game."

      September 22, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • amp77

      Right, so we should keep him in jail because Dahmer was a serial killer? Makes perfect sense...

      September 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • uiopjkl

      really please understand that PETA created their own market perception. As soon as I see PETA, I assume that they will say or do something non-sensical. So NO I did not read the PETA quote because they regularly act irrationally so I will not pay them any heed or read their quotes.

      September 22, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      He did NOT contribute to animal shelter and his "apology" was a vein PR attempt to get back into the NFL. He has done nothing but get into more trouble since he has been back into the NFL.

      September 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. john d

    wow leave it up to the republican congress, as per usual when president obama got elected it was "we will get along" but truthfully the republicans act like a whole lot of five years old arguing over everything, give him a chance to straighten out the "mess" the republicans got us in to the first place...I wonder if the republicans remember "love your neighbor" or is all they think is fillabuster... maybe all the elected republicans that do nothing but complain and headed by the biggest whiner Mr Mccain. should stand back and see how they slow up the course of progress...

    September 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catie

      For the record John d. In 2004 Bush tried to stop Freddie and Fannie, but Chris Dodd and Barney Frank put a stop to that. Then Dems had the majority in what 2006 or 2007? So to correct you, the Democrats, along with spineless Republicans put us here. Obama was a Senator remember he is not new to the neighborhood

      September 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • cosmo

      This isn't about politics john d....go find a different forum for your political rants.

      September 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
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