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Obama to Eagles Owner: Thanks for Signing Michael Vick


President Obama found time to call up Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie recently:

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie was surprised to hear the president’s voice on the phone. Barack Obama had two things to discuss with Lurie: the redemption of Michael Vick and the alternative-energy plans Lurie unveiled this fall for Lincoln Financial Field…

“The president wanted to talk about two things, but the first was Michael,’’ Lurie told me. “He said, ‘So many people who serve time never get a fair second chance. He was … passionate about it. He said it’s never a level playing field for prisoners when they get out of jail. And he was happy that we did something on such a national stage that showed our faith in giving someone a second chance after such a major downfall.’’

Lurie said Obama and he talked football. “He’s a real football fan,’’ Lurie said. “He loves his Bears. He really follows it. He knew how Michael was doing. It was really interesting to hear.’’

Well, I guess we know who’s the starting quarterback on President Obama’s fantasy football team.

Then again, perhaps this is Obama’s new economic plan, thanking employers for each hire personally.

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