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Today’s odd video: Gobbling it up

Can't quite call this one a fun video. (Be warned, it's pretty gross, particularly if you don't know how meat gets to your local supermarket.)

The back story: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin goes to a turkey farm and pardons a turkey in honor of Thanksgiving. While she answers media questions, the pardoned turkey's less fortunate brethren suffer the more standard fate.

And if you want to read more about the presidential practice of pardoning turkeys (it isn't what you've probably been told, check out this History News Network report.

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.