Obama’s Turkey Pardon: Malia and Sasha to the Rescue!

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When President Obama received this year’s lucky turkey to be pardoned, he had some brow-raising reservations: “I’m told Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson actually ate their turkeys. You can’t fault them for that; that’s a good-looking bird,” he said.

Malia and Sasha’s response? No. He. Couldn’t.

“Thanks to the interventions of Malia and Sasha—because I was planning to eat this sucker—’Courage’ will also be spared this terrible and delicious fate,” he said.

To show Malia and Sasha that we’re thankful for their lifesaving involvement this Thanksgiving, we’re giving the girls an honorary membership to PETA Kids!

Written by Logan Scherer

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