wonder if she’ll pardon Ted Stevens next…

20 Nov

From Wonkette/MSNBC:   Come Thanksgiving-time, elected officials will occasionally pardon a ceremonial turkey.  It’s sort of a cute ritual every year, an official apology to the noble birds upon whom we shall feast mightilly, yea verily.  The turkey is native to North America, donchaknow, and I always looked at the pardoning ceremony as a way of thanking the land upon which we built our nation.   Or, you know, all the Indians we killed and stuff.

Now, then.  The Governor of Alaska is a woman named Sarah Palin.  Perhaps you’ve heard of her.  She took it upon herself to pardon a thanksgiving turkey, as is her right as Governor of our largest state, and held a press conference immediately afterwards.  Like you do.

Prrrrrrrrrrrroblem is… she held the press conference right in front of a gore-splattered turkey slaughterhouse of doomy death!  While a guy was feeding a turkey into the turkey-grinder!!!

There’s video.  It’s awesome.

Now, I’m not saying Mrs. Palin is dumb, or bloodthirsty, or whatever.  You have to admit, though, she’s ridiculously media un-savvy.  I mean, even I, with my four-year state school theater degree, could tell ya that you never, ever want to be in a situation like this when there’s a camera running.


Posted by on November 20, 2008 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “wonder if she’ll pardon Ted Stevens next…

  1. Gilly

    November 21, 2008 at 7:55 am

    …there goes the vegetarian vote…

  2. Bill D.

    November 23, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Not quite WKRP “With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.” bad, but very, very close.


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