Palin talks as turkeys slaughtered behind her

By David Edwards
Thursday, November 20, 2008 21:43 EDT
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During the Thanksgiving of 1963, President Kennedy decided to let the White House turkey live instead of making dinner of it. George H. W. Bush became the first president to officially pardon a turkey in 1993.

Gov. Sarah Palin brought the tradition to her state today when she ceremoniously pardoned a bird today at Triple D Farm and Hatchery in Wasilla, Alaska. But that’s where Palin departed from the normal turkey-pardoning routine. The governor gave a press conference following the ceremony where other birds could be seen being slaughtered just over her left shoulder.

A reporter asked Palin if she was okay with the backdrop. The Alaskan Governor answered, “no worries.”

This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Nov. 20, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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