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Gov. Sarah Palin pardoned a turkey at a local farm in Wasilla and then took questions from a reporter about the event and her Thanksgiving wishes.
Palin said with a smile: “It’s nice to get out and do something to promote a local business and to participate in something that isn’t so heavy-handed politics that invites criticism. I’ll certainly, probably will invite criticism for even doing this, too, but at least this was fun!”
Palin was prescient. On cue, the Huffington Post hyperventilated about the SLAUGHTER! going on behind Palin and the rest of the squeamish, PDS-infected blogosphere followed with horrified rantings about the governor’s callousness. You’d think Palin was standing in front of the camera soaked in blood like Sissy Spacek in “Carrie.”
Farmers kill animals. Then they sell them. Grocery stores package them. Meat-eaters buy them and eat them. This is no big deal — except if you reside in the Ivory Tower or the David Brooks/Kathleen Parker/Arianna Huffington/Daily Kos intellectual complex.
PDS: It never ends.
If you’ve got a favorite turkey recipe — casserole, deep-fried, mmm — feel free to share.
Mark Steyn mocks the “nancy boys.” Snort.
Update: The New York Times editorial board decries the “execution” of the butterballs. Did David Brooks sneak into the ed board’s office and pen this turkey of an editorial?
November 21, 2008, 5:17 pm
A Sarah Palin Thanksgiving
By The Editorial Board
We’ve differed with Sarah Palin a great deal on substance. We don’t agree with her hardline approach to the Iraq War, her harsh anti-government rhetoric, and her style of negative campaigning.
But we also worry a bit about, how should we put it, the persona she has brought with her to national politics. We did not care at all for the swipe she took against community organizers at the Republican National Convention.
And then there’s this. You don’t have to be a huge animal lover to question why Governor Palin chose to be interviewed — while issuing a traditional seasonal pardon of a turkey — while turkeys were being executed in the background.
I guess they’ll all be going tofurkey this Thanksgiving.