November 24th, 2010
11:24 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama pardons two turkeys at White House ceremony

Washington (CNN) - At 21 weeks of age and 45 pounds each, Apple and Cider would normally be prime candidates for Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Instead, the two California-born turkeys got a new lease on life Wednesday when President Obama pardoned them in a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House.


Filed under: President Obama • Turkey
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Me

    People are going to hate Obama for this...I just know it
    How do I know it?
    Clairvoyance? Psychic powers? A little birdie? NO!
    It's just that the conservative right has become that predictable

    November 24, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  2. Limbaugh is a liberal

    And I'm sure republicans will be outraged by the pardons.

    November 24, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  3. Cal

    Those turkeys could probably give Obama some better advice than he is getting from the clueless faculty lounge at the White House.

    November 24, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  4. Odalice yolanda feliz

    great job obama.

    November 24, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  5. blaqmajik

    at 45lbs each I would give them a pardon they would not forget.....pardon me while I go warm up the oven....LOL. Just playin' good job Obama may everyone have a great Thanksgiving.

    November 24, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Happy Thanksgiving Mr. President.
    Thank you for saving our country. Thank you for keeping me employed in the auto industry.
    And thank you for ignoring the Half-Wit half-termer, and NOT stooping to her trailer-trash level.

    November 24, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    The Civil Rights Commission can shove their baseless, kangaroo-court accusations of Obama's administration favoring minorites right up their conservative, witch hunting bums. He just pardoned two white turkeys. 🙂

    November 24, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  8. stufthis

    Thanks for pardoning McConnell and Boner. In other news, Governor Rick Perry sentenced tens of thousand of turkeys to death for not having the proper papers.

    November 24, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  9. Jim from Va

    While most Americans will enjoy sitting down to a thanksgiving meal there will be a lot of them eating beans and franks due to the policy failures of this administration that has keep unemployment at a 9.6% rate for months.

    November 24, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  10. Fair is Fair

    I'm sure someone will cry "fowl"...

    Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk...

    November 24, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |