Circa 1921
November 23rd, 2011
10:05 AM ET

Turkeys at the White House

Turkeys have long played a ceremonial role at the White House come Thanksgiving time, though formal pardoning did not begin until 1989.


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  1. G. a. GUIDRY

    What was the cost to tax payer to do this event?

    November 23, 2011 at 10:19 am |
    • Howard

      obama showed the occupiers that you don't have to achieve anything to get ahead .. you could just show up to vote present 127 times, and still get the Nobel Prize ... what a great example ... Now, the least productive members of our society are DEMANDING a redistribution of other people's hard earned income.

      November 24, 2011 at 11:19 am |
  2. ...a laurel and hardy handshake.......

    ...turkeys HAVE played a part at the White House in years past....HOOVER, NIXON, REAGAN, and the GREATEST TURKEY OF ALL, Dubya !!

    November 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  3. Howard

    The two turkeys at the White House are barack and mooshelle.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
    • Notfooled

      I heard it was Howard and James.

      November 24, 2011 at 12:03 am |
      • jean2009

        Thanks!

        November 24, 2011 at 9:24 am |
  4. James

    Obama is the biggest Turkey of them all–

    November 23, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  5. peace

    Tow turkeys were pardoned by US president!
    May I ask what was the crime of these two turkeys.
    The crime is they are among the most cruel species.

    And see the height of a double standard.
    Two turkeys are pardoned and rest millions are eaten. Wow! then you talk about fairness!!!!!!

    November 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
  6. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Much of the WORLDS' Nobel Peace Prize Committees' reasoning for selecting Barack H Obama as a NOBEL PEACE PRIZE winner is because they realized what he was going to have to do...what he was going to have to say...what he was going to have to accept...what American 'patriots' and 'loyalists' he was going to be up against and have to put up with.. what treasonous American-made insubordination, obstruction, disrespectful, demeaning, diminishing, and double-standarded expectations would be lodged against him!

    November 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm |