(CNN) - It’s the ultimate holiday photo-op for any governor: the yearly pardoning of a turkey to spare it from demise days before Thanksgiving.
But former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin is causing a stir for an interview she gave after pardoning an Alaska turkey Thursday, during which one bird was being slaughtered in the background.
Palin appeared unaware of what was going on directly behind her, though she did seem to take a glance at the unfortunate event at one particular point during the interview.
"It's nice to support a local business and just participate in something that isn't so heavy handed politics that invites criticism," Palin said during the interview. "Certainly will probably invite criticism for even doing this too, but at least it was fun."
"I am always in charge of the turkey so I am where I need to be today to prepare for that," she also said.
This woman has to be one of the most idiotic people I have ever seen. Place go away Palin, we have real issues to deal with in this world. We would be in a world of hurt if this goofball actually got into office. She is even dumber than Bush.
CNN just can't keep this woman out of the headlines. Her 15 minutes of fame are up already guys. If she is so pro-life, why didn't she pardon the turkey. Wasn't it her who said ALL life is precious. So was the turkey some kind of sacrificial lamb Sarah?
Turkeys die on Thanksgiving. If you can't stand the heat, let go of the wishbone!
Since this is so news worthy...I guess all of you hypocrits blogging here are vegetarian, otherwise shut up. How do you think the meat, chicken, turkeys, hamburgers etc. you eat ends up on your plate.
I guess it is a crime to film an animal slaughter now, but it is ok to eat it. Grow up idiots....
Can you say, "Moron!" Can you imagine if she was elected? Her prayers where answered, the best person did get into office!
Could CNN's political agenda be any more obvious??
Sarah Palin is history. We'll all be better for it once we forget about her and let her wither back into Alaska where she belongs.
1. If you're disgusted by turkeys being slaughtered, then stop eating them. It would do our society well to be reminded where its food comes from and how it gets there.
2. If Palin represents "real" Americans, then every stereotype of our country is true. She has so much trouble articulatnig a coherent idea.
I'm with Danny in Chicago...
Someone has to put together a "Best of Sarah Palin" video!! That would be better than any comedy show on the market!!
Good for Sarah Palin! I'm sure there will be many people whining about the turkeys but as for me, I can't wait for the feast to begin!
She needs to enroll in a high school grammar course.
Get a life people and get over it.
I agree with the person who said turkeys on the table for Thanksgiving are obiously killed. I watched the interview on MSNBC and according to what was reported, she didn't mind the background and I believe they should have thought about moving the interview to a different scenery.
As for the people who believe Obama is responsible for the stock market that started to dive long before he was elected, you are as dumb as they come. The housing market, lending market, and other variables are the reasons why we are in deep trouble. Please look up the definition of a "Socialist" and understand that the Bush Administration is much closer to the definition than Obama. I guess you must think if you say it enough times, it will become the truth. You are wrong!
Clueless. Witty, glib and totally unaware of anything except what she has to say. Very much like her public appearances during the campaign.
So focused on herself she isnt even aware of what is going on around her.
SHE WITHOUT ANY DOUBT IS THE BIGGEST TURKEY (THAT IS AS POLITE AS I CAN SAY IT)
this is not news. i would have been interested if they were offing olbermann in the background though.....
WOW! Palin gives an interview whilst a bird is killed near her!!!!
NOW THIS IS REAL NEWS!!
Nothing better happening in the world?.any famines or wars you could write about instead of this drivel?
At least the turkeys weren't shot from a helicopter...
Has CNN turned into Us Weekly? Why don't they talk about real political issues as oppose to an interview being conducted in front of a turkey dying? People, you bury your heads in the sand when it comes to the economy and now you're burying your heads in the sand when it comes to the preparation of your Thanksgiving dinner. Closing your eyes doesn't stop it from happening. Morons...
Please. For. The. Love. Of. God. Please... No. More... Sarah.... Palin. Stories.....
Hey Iowa mom. Of course the market continuing its decline is Obamas fault. Everytime a liberal tax and spend canidate is elected to the white house, businesses suffer. History has proven that the tax and spend agenda like Obamas is bad for business and the markets.
Once again a Palin bashing......well enjoy your new leadership....hope none of you work for GM or Ford....of course, being in their union, you may be on the clock now and looking at CNN.com and collecting ridiculous benefits....someday you may have to actually earn your paycheck....
A person's speech and writing are clear indicators of their thought processes.
Q: What's the difference between a turkey and the governor of Alaska?
Unaware is an understatement when describing her .Can't believe she was a VP candidate for the GOP party.