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Obama pardons turkey and other T-Day readings

One of the great American Thanksgiving traditions occurred this morning, as President Obama pardoned a turkey presented to him from the turkey growers association.

Actually, he pardoned two. The winner of a national turkey competition, Apple, and understudy Cider. They’re off to Mount Vernon to live out their days in relative luxury, escaping the fate of winding up on the White House table tomorrow.

A copy of the president’s turkey pardoning declaration, fresh from the White House press office, can be found inside the blog. And a link can be found here to a story that suggests the whole basis of current presidents pardoning turkeys because Harry Truman did it back in 1947 is about as credible as Santa Claus.

Want to read more about Thanksgiving traditions and traditional myths. Check out this page at History News Network.

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