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Why Doesn't Carlson Call For Palin's Execution, Uygur Asks (VIDEO)

First Posted: 12/30/10 12:39 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

Execution is political, Cenk Uygur posited last night.

Sitting in as host of 'The Ed Show' on MSNBC, Uygur addressed conservative pundit Tucker Carlson's statement that Philadelphia Eagles Michael Vick should have been executed for running a dog fighting ring -- instead of the 18 months in prison that he served.

Drawing parallels to conservative icon Sarah Palin's hunting trips, during which she shot and killed caribous, on her show 'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' Uygur asks Carlson, rhetorically, what the difference between Palin and Vick is -- and why only the football player should be put to death.

"And if you're executing people because they killed defenseless animals, you might want to remember this," Uygur said, before showing the clip of Palin shooting the caribou.

"I know there's a difference, but is it really that large?" he continued. "Sarah Palin is folksy for killing a caribou who is clearly trapped and defenseless if you watch that show, and Michael Vick should be executed?

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Filed by Jordan Zakarin  |