(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.
Hey! If you eat meat then I don't think anyone should say anything hypocritcal or negative. It's terrible that people want to ignore what it takes to put meat on the table to keep the human race fed.
I think that kind of thinking disrespects the animal.
Heck! I want to eat that FRESH turkey now!
That's good luck... In Haiti.
This is really news worthy? Really? It seems like you guys just can't get enough of reporting on anything and everything you can on Palin.
Where were you on the Zogby poll that showed that the majority of Obama voters didn't know BASIC facts about either candidate based on the BIASED broadcasting!!!!??!!!!
Maybe if you spent more time reporting NEWS instead of National Enquirer like stories, your viewers wouldn't be as dumb as rocks.
The majority didn't know that the Democrats controlled congress for the past 2 years, didn't know who Nancy Pelosi was and never heard of William Ayers!!! Incredible!!!!!!! But thank g0d they knew Palin had $150K in clothes provided to her by the RNC!
It's no wonder this economy is in shambles. This country is filled with idiots!!!!
Sarah Palin is pro-death, not pro-life. Let's save Alaska by selling it back to Russia.
1XChange – t's amazing that all of these liberals come out of the woodwork and attack anyone they can when the press is finally starting to report that Obama is already failing.
bwa hahahahahahah, uuhhhh, your funny when you don't take your meds.
Really how lame of a people are we not to know where our food comes from... its like telling your kids that babies come from storks....
which is nice but unreal
- OPEN YOUR EYES AMERICA stop blaming people for Life...
we can show people fighting a war but not this? sad....
In was a very unfortunate background for a news program. She was told it would be the background, asked if she wanted it changed, and she declined. Not her best choice and a bit insensitive.
For the people that keep bringing up the 57 states thing. You ARE aware that in the primary there WERE 57 contests. 52 in the states (Texas had a primary AND a caucus PLUS District of Columbia) plus: Americans abroad, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
That's a nice Burberry scarf she's wearing. I
If you eat meat, how can you complain about this? I for one am glad one of these BS "feel good" turkey "pardon" stories has a shot of truth in it. If you buy meat, you're paying someone to slaughter an animal on your behalf, simple as that.
If that makes you squeamish or uncomfortable, consider not eating meat. I used to love the taste of meat, but realized I couldn't in good conscience pay someone else to do something I could never do with my own two hands: end the life of a sentient being. It wasn't that hard, and I'm totally happy with what I eat now! A peaceful Thanksgiving to you all.
At least that turkey is going to feed the hungry we all celebrate as a national holiday. Happy Thanksgiving
The situation is perfect – Palin is clueless, but wait, did she shoot the turkey herself?
Sarah Palin pardoning a turkey...that's hilarious.
She probably shot it with her AK-47 after the cameras were off.
You know those Republicans...all for life unless its animal life...in that case kill em all.
I'm so sick of hearing about Sarah Palin. She is an idiot!! Enough already
SHE IS A KOOK AND DUMBER THAN A BOX OF ROCKS.
Awe.... let's all pay attention to the beauty bozo – I mean turkey!!!
Yeah, she's just what America needed- another air headed hockey mom that can see 'Russia form Alaska' -lol
People who wonder at the outcry don't realize that, while killing animals for food is one thing, glorifying the killing is just sick. Palin's "no worries" comment on this episode is not only sick (no surprise coming from someone who takes innocent lives while sitting comfortably in a helicopter) but also is a show of lack of good judgment (no surprise there either) I guess in the conservative right's mind, only fetuses count as lives.
No one can make this stuff up. This woman is a nut.
Why does she get so much interest? It's because people love to hate her. It's just fun. She's so preposterous yet so self-righteous, so garbled and inarticulate yet so confident. So Christian yet so sneaky, illicit and hateful. So ambitious yet so undereducated. So outrageously idiotic yet so popular with a certain segment, which is becoming increasingly marginalized. I think that too contributes to the glee people feel in slamming her. Maybe, just maybe, we are finally coming out from under the right wing dark ages.
This isn't upsetting to me, it is just wildly humorous and ironic to no end. She's essentially doing a photo-op and it ends up entirely contrary to the original intention. It looked more like an SNL skit than anything. The worker looking over is making a face like "Is she seriously doing an interview pardoning a turkey in front of the machines?" It's like she is completely oblivious to everything when she gets in front of a camera. Sarah is priceless. Bless her heart.
Isn't this media facination with Palin getting just a little Paris Hiltonish? We hear 10 times more about the losing VP candidate than the winner....um who was that again?
Sara Palin is a low form of human life.She is disguisting and totally a WASTE OF LIFE!!!!!Send this moronic stone age creature to another country.Maybe Putin needs a house maid.
Did you hear? Palin eats babies. Uncooked and still alive. And she jay-walks too. And probably says the occasional swear word. I bet she even cuts those tags off mattresses.
This just in to the CNN newscenter in Atlanta: Media hates Republicans. Pictures at 11...
How sad that this is "news". Leave her alone.
It looks like two turkeys were spared.