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.