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President Obama Pardons White House Turkey

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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“There are certain days that remind me of why I ran for this office. And then there are moments like this where I pardon a turkey and send it to Disneyland,” President Obama told a crowd of onlookers huddled under the White House portico on a drizzly November morning.
They were gathered to see him spare “Courage,” a plump white bird who gobbled for mercy on cue, from the dinner table.
Obama credited daughters Sasha and Malia, who accompanied him on this official duty, for the act of mercy. “I was planning to eat this sucker,” the president joked, as the crowd laughed appreciatively and Courage, raised in Goldsboro, N.C., craned his blue head around nervously.
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