NPR Essayist: Mumbai Killers Might Just Be (Wait for It)... Evil | Main | MSNBC Anchor Wonders Why Obama's Election Didn't End Terrorism
December 01, 2008

ABC Roasts Bush for "Hypocritcal Charade" of Pardoning a Turkey, Then Eating a Turkey

As MattM. says, they've simply lost their minds.

After pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey in a public display of mercy Wednesday, President Bush will be served turkey as part of his holiday meal. Critics call the practice a "charade."

Questioned about the apparent hypocrisy of the practice, White House spokesman Scott Stanzel was unruffled. "You should try your hand at open mic night at the Laugh Factory," said Stanzel. He promised he would attend the performance.

A spokesman for president-elect Barack Obama declined to comment on the matter.

The back-to-back Presidential turkey saving/turkey eating has been going on since at least 1947, when then-president Harry Truman held the first modern-day White House turkey pardoning.

In a morning ceremony at the White House Wednesday, Bush granted a "full and unconditional" pardon to Pumpkin the turkey, as well as to an alternate bird name Pecan. The White House declined to release the names and photographs of the turkeys that will be served at Thursday's feast. Neither did it share information on how they would be prepared.

In previous years, the president's chefs have roasted the birds, according to a review of White House records.

In his comments at the public pardoning, Bush said both Pumpkin and Pecan will receive first-class trips to California, where Pumpkin will serve as the grand marshal of the Thanksgiving Day parade at Disneyland. However, the White House web site indicates only Pumpkin would make the trip. It does not disclose the fate of the second bird. The White House declined to comment on the matter Wednesday.

Um, see, it is a "charade." Or, more accurately, a long-running traditional joke. Turkeys really can't be "pardoned," as they've committed no crime, except for being delicious.

See? We're pretending these turkeys are prisoners on death row and the president "pardons" one. It's not really "hypocritical" because no one is expected to be fooled by this "charade." Bush is not trying to dishonestly portray himself as the Liberator of Turkeys, idiots. He's not calling for the end of the Great Annual Turkey Genocide.


digg this
posted by Ace at 01:43 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear: " With "utilizaton" voltages, most wiring is rate ..."

X-ray: "I shot, skinned, and gutted a squirrel today. Its ..."

BignJames: "I shot, skinned, and gutted a squirrel today. Its ..."

ScoggDog: "[i]308 I shot, skinned, and gutted a squirrel toda ..."

Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM: "Dood, only reason I even know about the fires is t ..."

NaCly Dog[/i]: "Nevergiveup Pretty cool. Hope the backstop ..."

publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear: ">> Don't most things come with a plug that dictate ..."

You will love my Richard: "I shot, skinned, and gutted a squirrel today. Its ..."

PMRich: "I left just shortly before the flood. Anybody ..."

Under Fire: "Maxine Waters: 'I Will Go and Take Trump Out Tonig ..."

Misanthropic Humanitarian: "But don't try to take away my food processor or I' ..."

Peaches: "pixy, one of these days, boy, one of these days, i ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64