Like most people in America, I love me some turkey, especially come Thanksgiving time. But also like most Americans, I don’t know much about turkeys beyond the fact that they can get very big and taste very good, especially with stuffing and mashed taters.
But after watching President Biden participate in the annual White House turkey pardoning ceremony Monday, I learned a lot more about turkeys and their mannerisms – and came to have more respect for them in the process.
It all started when a video clip circulated of a turkey named “Chocolate” being put on a table in order to be pardoned by Biden during the event. Biden had a mic in his hand, a dangerous thing as his handlers would tell you – off the record, of course.
After confirming the name of the clearly uncomfortable turkey, he informed it that it was being rescued from appearing on some family’s table to eat in a few days. Read more…