Believe it or not, The President meets with a turkey every year. Well a few turkeys, but this one is special. In honor of Thanksgiving, the Commander in Chief hangs out with a live domestic turkey of Broad Breasted White variety (wiki) and in grand American tradition, takes lots of pictures and dances at a disco and stuff.
George H.W. Bush (the one we like better) was the first leader to grant a presidential pardon to the turkey – in turn, saving the bird’s life from the other tradition many Americans enjoy – eating the crap out of a bird carcass and passing out on the couch. You know you love it. Or you did love it before you went Vegi. Or, you really don’t love it and you love tempeh. I love tempeh.
Here is a presentation of presidents and some turkey PR. (1) A loose chronological examination (2) A Dubbya examination:
Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Richard M. Nixon
George H.W. Bush
George W. Bush
Now, Just DUBBYA:
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Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Funny Picture, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Presidents, Ronald Reagan, The President, Turkey Pardon, United States of America