Elizabeth (ecctv) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Lady GaGobble

(I may have edited this...)

Obama's first pardon: A turkey named Courage

WASHINGTON – After 10 months in office, President Barack Obama on Wednesday granted his first pardon — to Courage, a 45-pound turkey spared from the Thanksgiving table.

Accompanied by daughters Sasha and Malia, Obama stood under the North Portico of the White House to honor a holiday tradition that dates to 1947 — receiving a bird from the National Turkey Federation. Later in the day, Obama and his family passed out turkeys and fixings to the needy.

"I'm told Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson actually ate their turkeys," Obama said. "You can't fault them for that; that's a good-looking bird."

President George H.W. Bush was the first to officially pardon a turkey.

Obama joked about wanting to forgo the tradition and eat Courage.

"Thanks to the interventions of Malia and Sasha — because I was planning to eat this sucker — Courage will also be spared this terrible and delicious fate," he said.

In response to Obama's comments that his daughters helped to save the turkey's life, the animal rights group PETA said it is giving Malia and Sasha honorary memberships in PETA Kids.


I hope Lady Gagobble will enjoy her life as much as Turkey-Pain from last year

And Happy Thanksgiving ONTD. I am thankful for you. Most of you. Not all of you...you know who you are. ^_^

You can hide online for a while from your family, but do go say hi.

ALSO did this turkey get named after Courage Wolf? If so that turkey is CRAZY! DO NOT GET NEAR IT!

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