(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.
They already pulled it – cowards...not real journalists...and they won;t post this. I think we've reincarnated communist RUSSIA!
Aw, kerri, you are adorable!!!
Upset, no. Laughing hysterically, YES!
Silly Sarah Strikes Again.
What a lack of common sense and political savvy. She was asked about the back ground activity and if it was OK. She said You Betcha.
Every day thank God that she is back in Alaska.
Let's just all give thanks on Thanksgiving that Palin is gone, back to the wilderness of the unknown. Maybe while she's there she can really read some newspapers, maybe watch the news shows, learn something about the world and please, learn the English language! How on earth did she graduate college?
LOL, THIS IS HILLARIOUS. JOE THE TURKEY KILLER.
Excellent. That's what turkeys are for.
This is just too funny, it made my Friday! Thank you Sarah Palin, gobble gobble!!
WHAT?!?! SARAH PALIN LIVES IN A STATE WHERE THEY KILL TURKEYS?!?! HYPOCRITE!!! LET'S ALL STIR SO THAT THIS WILL BECOME HEADLINE NEWS
We allknow that turkeys are killed so we can eat them! The problem people is that any sensible governor would know not to do an interview in front of a turkey slaughter. Children may be watching, plus who wants to see that bloody mess!
To 30-m-PA-Democrat-voted McCain...You are still as clueless as any of them that voted for Skin color and not intellect. What is relevant in this story is not actually what she said but where she is and what was going on behind her
Obama and his wife are boring. Sarah is interesting and real.
What on earth is she talking about???? "I am where I need to be or that" ??????????????????????
She is too strange for me. I'm glad she's not my mail person let along vice president.
That was a funny video. Sam the slaughterer seems to enjoy his work, often looking right at the camera while he snaps the heads off the turnkeys and bleeds them out (while he holds the thrashing body).
I think he enjoyed "Dissing" Governor Palin.
Turkeys are for eating, not pardoning. OMG...I still love her!
Why is this a story?
where do you pansies think thanksgiving dinner comes from? those of you who aren't having tofurkey I mean.
She continues to be her own parody. Who needs Tina Fey when we have the real thing.
OMG!!! I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants!!! She just keeps on opening her mouth and out comes the dumbest stuff you've ever heard!!! How did she get to be govenor of AK???? They must be growing "wacky weed" up there and smoking it, cause this can't be for real!
it wasn't the fact that a turkey got slaugtered on camera that made this bad for her. IT WAS WHAT SHE WAS SAYING!! line after line of non-sequiters and stupidity.
Okay.... I don't like Sarah Palin because of her views and her politics but, this is stupid. Why does this imagery upset people when this most American’s will do anything they can to have one prepared for them during Thanksgiving and Christmas? People actually cry their eyes out if they can't afford to have one for the holidays. I think that we should recognize when we are being stupid.
Sarah Palin didn't slaughter the turkeys... she's just going to cook one in her oven... and so all of you bozos. I think that it is good when the country has an ah ha moment. Guess where our food comes from ding-a-lings?
PALIN LAPIN PLAIN (E-BAY)
Watch for FRENCH PRESIDENT SA
May-be he is arround for the hunting as promised---oh was that a p--
PALIN will be good in a comedy movie.
"Palin appeared unaware of what was going on directly behind her,"
Does this surprise anybody?
Palin seems unaware, period.
Even if this bimbo had known that a turkey was being slaughtered behind her she would have NOT cared. This is a woman who supports killing wolves from helicopters and killing pups in theiri dens.
COULD WE PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE STOP HAVING TO READ ABOUT THIS PIECE OF TRASH ONCE AND FOR ALL. THERE ARE 50 STATES – ENOUGH OF THIS AIRHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!q