For quite some time, I've figured that Karl Rove had no challenger when it came to the title of "Worst Person in the World." (Tip of the hat to Countdown and Keith Olbermann.)
But former NFL quarterback Michael Vick seems determined to give Rove a run for his money.
If I had the power, I would contact the management of Hell and ask them to reserve a large corner for Rove and his acolytes who have turned our justice system into a political plaything. But now, I think I also would ask the managers of Hell to reserve an especially warm corner for Vick and his buddies who ran "Bad Newz Kennels" in Virginia.
Vick is serving a 23-month sentence on convictions related to dog fighting and is scheduled for release from federal prison on July 20, 2009.
But now we learn that Vick didn't just stage fights of pit bulls against other pit bulls. A confidential witness says Vick put family pets in rings with pit bulls and thought it was funny to watch the trained killers injure or kill the helpless dogs.
A number of observers have tried to excuse Vick's involvement in dog fighting by saying the "sport" is part of the culture he grew up in. But I don't know of any civilized culture that endorses putting helpless animals in a pen with trained killers and laughing as they are torn apart.
What to do with a dirtbag like Vick? Well, we know that dogs are descendants of wolves. Perhaps we could put Vick in an enclosure with a pack of hungry wolves and see if he can fight his way out.
He might discover that being torn limb from limb isn't such fun after all.