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Nov 21st, 2012, 11:51 PM
Obama pardons "Cobbler" the Thanksgiving turkey


Carrying on a centuries-old Thanksgiving tradition, President Obama today pardoned the official White House Thanksgiving turkey at a lighthearted ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, thanking both the bird and its alternate for their service before offering special Thanksgiving wishes to the victims of superstorm Sandy and to U.S. forces abroad.

In a thinly-veiled reference to the presidential election, Mr. Obama, joined by his daughters Sasha and Malia for the ceremony, joked that "life is all about second chances, and this November I could not agree more."
"So in the spirit of the season, I have one more gift to give and it goes to a pair of turkeys named Cobbler and Gobbler," he said. Noting that the official White House turkey was selected via a "highly competitive online vote" -- Gobbler was elected to be Cobbler's alternate -- he said: "The American people have spoken and these birds are moving forward."

Striking a more serious note, the president reflected on the holiday as a "chance to spend time with the people we care about and to give thanks for the blessings we enjoy," as well as an opportunity to "remember those who are less fortunate."

"This year that's particularly true for our neighbors in the Northeast who have lost their homes, possessions ,and even their loved ones to Hurricane Sandy," he said.
After issuing the official pardon, he encouraged his daughters to pet the 19-week old, 40-lb bird. Sasha, the younger, complied; giggling, Malia kept her distance.

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Nov 21st, 2012, 11:54 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22nd, 2012, 12:01 AM
I'm celebrating Thanksgiving in London tomorrow, visiting an American friend there. Should be fun. :lol:

Nov 22nd, 2012, 12:07 AM
Happy Thanksgiving! :cheer:

Nov 22nd, 2012, 01:18 AM
Happy Turkey Day!

I'll be spending it with friends and family as well as serving food to homeless veterans in DC for a couple hrs tomorrow :)

Nov 22nd, 2012, 03:18 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, even if you celebrated it last month, eh?

Nov 22nd, 2012, 09:09 AM
Happy Turkey Giving :p

Nov 22nd, 2012, 04:51 PM
Woot! Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

Morning Morgan
Nov 22nd, 2012, 04:55 PM
I'm going to Turkey Hell some day for the sins that I will partake in today...

Nov 22nd, 2012, 10:13 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!