Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

Sarah Palin's turkey pardon

It's the kind of fun, mindless photo op a politician really can't mess up: the Thanksgiving turkey pardon. But somehow the Alaska governor's trip to the Triple D Farm and Hatchery outside Wasilla went, well, foul. After pardoning a 30-lb. gobbler, Palin stepped outside the hatchery to give a televised interview, and as she was talking about life on the campaign trail, state budget cuts and her holiday plans, a man a few feet behind the governor was slaughtering turkeys and draining their blood in full view of the cameras. "This was neat," Palin said of the outing. Maybe for her, but not for the turkeys.