Monday, November 10, 2008
The Chicago Tribune reports an Iowa couple will present a 45-pound turkey to be pardoned by President Bush in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. It is also reported that the turkey is the sixth, since 1947, to come from Iowa. One wonders how Bush, who has meticulously neglected the use of the pardon power, goes through such exercises without some sort of emotional confusion. Wouldn't it be nice to see President-elect Obama end this senseless turkey-pardoning tradition and use the pardon power for more serious and urgent matters? See story here.