23 Nov '11, 5pm

The turkey pardoned by the president will be whisked off to Disneyland:

The turkey pardoned by the president will be whisked off to Disneyland:

Did you know that the turkey pardoned by the president then gets shipped off to Disneyland or Disney World to lead the Thanksgiving parade? (It seems like short notice -- maybe they only pardon turkeys who can already twirl a baton.) I didn't, but that's because I haven't thought about turkey pardoning nearly as deeply as Michael P. Branch, who has an awesome essay about the phenomenon in Orion magazine. Branch provides historical background on the turkey-pardoning rigmarole, including a destined-to-be-immortal Obama quote: "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." He also has some suggestions for how PETA could turn the situation to their advantage, instead of being a bunch of crotchety grumps like usual: [H]ere, perhaps, is a useful rule of thumb for anima...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-11-23-pardoned-turkeys-go-...

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