Sunday, November 23, 2008
The Presidential Pardon
Here's a Thanksgiving tradition that always attracts my attention. Each year, the President of the United States pardons a turkey (the fowl not the felon) to save it from becoming the main course at Thanksgiving dinner. I'm sure the turkey is grateful. And based upon some of the more dubious pardons I've seen bestowed in my time, this one seems far more deserved.
Here's a quiz. Who was the first president to pardon a Thanksgiving turkey?
a) Harry S. Truman
b) Abraham Lincoln
c) George H.W. Bush
d) Theodore Roosevelt
I'll let you check out the answer for yourself: