Turkeys ride looks, charm to White House; they won't be gobbled
November 24th, 2010
08:48 AM ET
3 years ago

Turkeys ride looks, charm to White House; they won't be gobbled

(CNN) - Two White House-bound turkeys can thank good looks and personality for saving their lives.

The 45-pound birds endured months of rigorous training and rose to the head of a class of 20,000 feathered friends vying for a pardon from the dreaded Thanksgiving Day buffet.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. jace

    I never understand why President's go through this ridiculous farce of pardoning a turkey... He should realize that there are malnourished people even here in the US, and the best use of a fattened 45 lb turkey is to butcher it and turn it into LOT of meals for the homeless or at least the less fortunate. If someone gave me a turkey like that (not to mention two of them), I'd have a blast turning it into the main course for those in my community who could really use a well prepared, nutritious meal.

    November 24, 2010 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  2. Fair is Fair

    Which turkey pardoned who?

    November 24, 2010 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  3. SethC

    OMGOSH!, he is doing something traditional. Lets give him an applause.

    November 24, 2010 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  4. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    They could become democrat liberal house leaders. They are better looking, smarter and have more training and finesse.

    November 24, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  5. stufthis

    Why is the white house inviting this Mitch McConnell look alike?

    November 24, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  6. T'sah from Virginia

    I hope that's NOT permanent INK!!!

    November 24, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |