Happy Thanksgiving, from Sarah Palin

Alaska's governor probably could have chosen a better backdrop for the press conference she gave after "pardoning" one turkey.

By Alex Koppelman
Published November 21, 2008 10:30PM (UTC)
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The ceremonial "pardoning" of a Thanksgiving turkey is an old tradition. So by now, most people have learned that it's best to stage that kind of photo op in a nice, picturesque setting, away from the reality of what's happening to the birds that weren't spared.

Apparently, Sarah Palin's press people haven't quite figured that one out yet. As you can see in the video below, when Palin spoke to reporters after pardoning one turkey, a farmer was working in the background, slaughtering its less-fortunate compatriots.


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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