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1547, 23 Nov 16

Obama Pardons Thanksgiving Turkey

I hate this tradition.

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama dished out some final Thanksgiving puns Wednesday as he performed the ceremonial White House task of pardoning turkeys.

Obama was joined at the Rose Garden ceremony by his two young nephews, Austin and Aaron Robinson, as opposed to his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, whom, he said, “just couldn’t take my jokes anymore — they were fed up.” He then spoke about turning from “polls to poultry” in carrying out the tradition.
This year, the two lucky birds, named Tater and Tot, came to Washington by way of Iowa.
I want to see a president kill and butcher the turkey. Wouldn’t it be nice to see him show how to provide for his family instead of pretending that they won’t eat turkey?

1547, 23 November 2016


  1. jsr

    For years I have wanted the president to say “Enough with the foolishness of pardoning a turkey” and swing the hatchet himself.  Each new president brings another chance for this to happen.  Maybe Trump will finally do it.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Liberals would explode if Trump did that.

    That makes the case for Trump to axe the turkey at press conference.

    I’d only ask he name turkey “CNN” first and pronounce an immediate much needed turkey death sentence to feed local homeless.

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