Video: Lame duck pardons turkey

posted at 4:47 pm on November 26, 2008 by Allahpundit

A little something to put you in the holiday mood as the blogosphere slows to its annual Thanksgiving crawl. I’m 99 percent sure Shuster’s kidding about the turkey being drugged, but never underestimate this network’s capacity to overreact to scenes involving poultry. Especially when Republicans are involved.

Exit question: Not just one pardon here but two. Foreshadowing for Ramos and Compean?


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Why couldn’t he spare us the Obama White House…”
Who’s really the turkey now?

NeoKong on November 26, 2008 at 4:52 PM

So did they take all those kids and put them in cones while bleeding them out?

James on November 26, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Lame duck pardons turkey

I didn’t know the Turks had done anything wrong (lately).

flipflop on November 26, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Speaking of turkeys, how about cooking THIS one:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/fire-keith-olbermann

This turkey should be plucked, stuffed and fired up!

afotia on November 26, 2008 at 4:55 PM

I’m thankful for you, President Bush. Thank you for keeping us safe these last years, and for your work defending life.

pannw on November 26, 2008 at 5:01 PM

I am so happy the turkey has been spared. It is such a tragedy to see so many turkeys slaughtered because of the indians who came to save the pilgrims. You never hear anyone condemn the indians for doing it because the liberals cover it up and make the pilgrims out to be the bad guys.

kanda on November 26, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Foreshadowing for Ramos and Compean?

Heh. Bush is too wimpy to get that done. And Obama will probably worsen their sentences. But I don’t think any “turkey pardoning” is funny when there are two patriots behind bars for doing their jobs.

malan89 on November 26, 2008 at 5:04 PM

“Ah, Thanksgiving. The day we celebrate swindling the Native Americans out of their homeland.

Hey, at least we said ‘Thanks!’”

- Bruce Campbell as Jack Stiles

dinobalz on November 26, 2008 at 5:17 PM

If he pardons Turkey, what does he do with the Greece?

right2bright on November 26, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Lame Duck?

Really………….

Massive terror plot in Mumbai; 80 dead, 250+ injured

Seven Percent Solution on November 26, 2008 at 5:20 PM

“Ah, Thanksgiving. The day we celebrate swindling the Native Americans out of their homeland.

Hey, at least we said ‘Thanks!’”

- Bruce Campbell as Jack Stiles

dinobalz on November 26, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Pass the mashed potatoes, conquered one.

HornetSting on November 26, 2008 at 5:21 PM

Clever headline… I likes it

Really………….

Massive terror plot in Mumbai; 80 dead, 250+ injured

Seven Percent Solution on November 26, 2008 at 5:20 PM

Worry not! HOPENCHANGE is here!!! AND, its on sale all day on black Friday!

El_Terrible on November 26, 2008 at 5:27 PM

pannw

barf

Grow Fins on November 26, 2008 at 5:28 PM

barf

Grow Fins on November 26, 2008 at 5:28 PM

Hey Grow Fins, in two months when you are crying for someone to actually lead this country and make the hard decisions that it takes to do so, and not rule by opinion polls but by your true character and convictions…………. you too will be thanking President George W. Bush for what he has actually done, and not what the “talking points” of the leftist Democratic MSM have been spoon feeding you for the last seven years.

On second thought, don’t bother…………. you will get exactly what you deserve, as#-wipe!

Seven Percent Solution on November 26, 2008 at 5:36 PM

Bush is a stubborn man. I’m amazed that someone with his religious conviction can tolerate the ridiculous injustice of the Ramos/Compean ordeal. I’ve updated my blog today with email and fax numbers where we can send our support for the agents.

We need to appeal to Johnny Sutton. He has a direct line to his buddy GWB, perhaps we can persuade him to make this happen. After all, all but one of the charges against the two were two-year sentences. Ad Sutton admitted on television that the jury was unaware that the firearm offense had a mandatory ten-year sentence attached to it.

They have served their debt to society. RELEASE RAMOS & COMPEAN!

cannonball on November 26, 2008 at 5:46 PM

I’m thankful for you, President Bush. Thank you for keeping us safe these last years, and for your work defending life.
pannw on November 26, 2008 at 5:01 PM

barf
Grow Fins on November 26, 2008 at 5:28 PM

The new administration will soon discover from its review of the Guantánamo files what motivated its predecessor: The scope of the terrorist threat was far greater than anyone knew on September 11, 2001. But for the Bush administration’s efforts, many more Americans surely would have perished.

This conclusion is based on a careful review of the thousands of pages of documents released from Guantánamo, as well as other publicly available evidence. In 2006, the Department of Defense began to release the documents to the public via its website.

He’s kept us safe. Including you …. unfortunately.

Barf.

wise_man on November 26, 2008 at 5:49 PM

Did you catch his wink?

*

Kobe Turkey?

Tzetzes on November 26, 2008 at 5:51 PM

I’m thankful for you, President Bush. Thank you for keeping us safe these last years, and for your work defending life.

pannw on November 26, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Whether Grow Fins barfs or not, the reality is that History will treat W much better than the present day media. I don’t agree with everything he’s done, but I’m confident in 20 to 30 years the positives of his Administration will be remembered and appreciated.

W’s low approval ratings remind me a lot of what I’ve read about Truman’s Presidency: fighting an unpopular, very low popularity, but seen in a much better light a few generations later.

Red State State of Mind on November 26, 2008 at 6:01 PM

I’m 99 percent sure Shuster’s kidding about the turkey being drugged, but never underestimate this network’s capacity to overreact to scenes involving poultry. Especially when Republicans are involved.

I guess we’re supposed to wait til turkeys die of old age.

ddrintn on November 26, 2008 at 6:05 PM

I thought you meant this turkey. Alright, I know, he had a harsh sentence, but I couldn’t pass it up!

geckomon on November 26, 2008 at 6:17 PM

Meanwhile, at the Murtha house, the turkey will be bringing home pork for Thanksgiving.

whitetop on November 26, 2008 at 6:21 PM

Michael Moore invited Bill Maher over for Thanksgiving to feast on turducken. But Maher declined saying, “I never eat anything that has the word ucken in it.”

whitetop on November 26, 2008 at 6:23 PM

Like Where’s Waldo, look closely at that picture. I count three turkey bleeding cones in the background. How many do you see?

petefrt on November 26, 2008 at 6:25 PM

After his presidency was over, GHWB specifically mentioned this bit of expected stupidity as one of his least favorite activities.

GWB actually gave a very nice speech which was quite the palate cleanser after watching Obama introduce his economic advisors. I swear that all those pauses aren’t because Obama is trying to be dramatic- he’s silently sounding out the really big words scrolling across the teleprompter.

highhopes on November 26, 2008 at 6:41 PM

I’m thankful for you, President Bush. Thank you for keeping us safe these last years, and for your work defending life.

pannw on November 26, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Yes, he deserves our thanks. And thank you for acknowledging it.

rlwo2008 on November 26, 2008 at 6:44 PM

I’m thankful for you, President Bush. Thank you for keeping us safe these last years, and for your work defending life.

pannw on November 26, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Couldn’t have said it better myself. We are in for a four-year wild ride, one I only hope we can recover from in 2012 with limited and reversible damage. History will treat Bush fairly and Obama will make him shine.

sherry on November 26, 2008 at 6:48 PM

malan89 on November 26, 2008 at 5:04 PM

Amen, and amen again.

Yes, GWB’s people kept America safe after 9/11/01, but he will still take a place in the history books as a free-spending hypocrite who kowtowed to his Mexican buddies every time their interests differed from ours.

I know that will provoke outrage from the Bush-supporters, but it happens to be true.

Unfortunately, I fear that he will come across as a combination of Abe Lincoln, George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt when compared to Osama Obama.

The only thing I’m looking for next year is watching the President-for-Life “pardoning a turkey.” It’ll probably be named Tony Rezko.

MrScribbler on November 26, 2008 at 7:11 PM

Ted Nugent 2012. What kind of message does it send to our enemies when our President pardons a turkey instead of shooting it with an arrow, gutting in on the White House lawn and eating it?

Hollowpoint on November 26, 2008 at 7:23 PM

Meanwhile, at the Murtha house, the turkey will be bringing home pork for Thanksgiving.

whitetop on November 26, 2008 at 6:21 PM

Ching!

Tzetzes on November 26, 2008 at 7:28 PM

AP deserves a raise, alone for title of this thread.

Entelechy on November 26, 2008 at 7:34 PM

I had to laugh at 6:10…

Ortzinator on November 26, 2008 at 7:36 PM

I thought Bush was going to impose martial law and make himself President for life…..

There is still hope and time I guess

Jamson64 on November 26, 2008 at 7:40 PM

It’s not only turkeys who have been plucked this season.
Bush must make an appearance on MSLSD today, because I’m sure somewhere somehow turkeys are even now being killed despite Pres Bush’s pardon. And don’t you notice that the pardoned bird had WHITE feathers. Why this is a RACIST affront to the Office of the President Elect. It is code language telling America that so long as Bush is in office,
WHITE turkeys will be treated better than black and brown ones. Get the ACLU. We must get the kill rates of black and brown turkeys vis a vis white ones, because we are sure some white turkey supremacist plot is afoot.

eaglewingz08 on November 26, 2008 at 7:52 PM

Some day some brave agent of real change will . . . slaughter and EAT the turkeys thereby re-establishing man’s right to exercise dominion over the earth!

rebuzz on November 26, 2008 at 7:52 PM

Rebuzz

You said it well….we should first ban the use of the term execution when it comes to the slaughter of animals .

Jamson64 on November 26, 2008 at 7:58 PM

Here’s another idiot that should step down, a real Obama lover!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/fire-keith-olbermann

Fire Keith!

afotia on November 26, 2008 at 8:08 PM

AdrianS on November 26, 2008 at 8:03 PM

Not necessarily buying into your comments though I think there is a whole hell of a lot that Obama never has admitted concerning his upbringing.

A couple of practical questions though:

1. Are you really willing to have Joe Biden running this nation? Obama knows he’s an idiot and is compensating for that indisputable fact. Biden thinks he is a seasoned statesman.

2. Do you really think a Senate slapping each other on the backs for electing “the black one” will be willing to do what is necessary to pursue perjury charges?

3. Finally, one of the hallmarks of the American political system is our peaceful transfer of power despite the fact we are about to see a rock solid conservative (on most issues that matter) turn over control to a terrorist and felon loving racist who played around with Islam as a youth. Is it really wise to throw in technicalities that should have been vetted out before now?

highhopes on November 26, 2008 at 9:03 PM

Fire Keith!

afotia on November 26, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Since I don’t watch him in the first place, the gesture would be meaningless. Until the Obama administration starts taking its advice from 1984, there is a thing on televisions called on/off switches. I choose off when idiots dot the screen.

highhopes on November 26, 2008 at 9:05 PM

There is a super strange chain of events unfolding around The One:

And Im not talking about being elected POTUS with a thin resume.

Most say it is simply the failure to provide the birth certificate and medical records he is being sued over that makes it seem that something is amok. But there are subtle hints that he is either an illegal president-elect or something else is very wrong.

There is also the development of so many liberals childishly calling for his immediate installment and his frantic demonstration of his ability to lead (and keep the center happy) in day to day events. Both activities somewhat ignoring the Constitution. When you ignore a law, you cheapen it.

And finally, there are the obviously false statements (“I am from Kansas”) and his sould mate, Chris Matthews calling him “a gift from the world to us”.

The One should realize that $20 for records and FedEx is cheaper than a half dozen lawyers and support working for weeks. If the media were not so lame they would perchance warn him that he could be preparing to damage the entire nation with an illegal gambit and if it leads to horrible consequences for the nation, it may make the tsunami that hit George W. Bush look like a soft rain.

IlikedAUH2O on November 26, 2008 at 9:07 PM

Now if we could just slaughter all those terrorist aholes in India, my day would be complete.

Bishop on November 26, 2008 at 9:23 PM

I will miss Bush. I wish him and his family well. And his mother.

sheebe on November 26, 2008 at 9:35 PM

I thank God that we haven’t been attacked again. Bush did that right. BUT! This bailout crap is a serious mistake. I can’t figure him out. Oh well, get Rosetta Stone and learn Chinese, Russian and Arabic cause i’ll betchya you’ll need it.

RISE UP AND SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION!

Mercy4Me on November 26, 2008 at 9:49 PM

Exit question: Not just one pardon here but two. Foreshadowing for Ramos and Compean?

So, let me see if I have this right:
A rap singer who was convicted of cocaine trafficking- pardoned.
Two turkeys (literally)- pardoned.
Two railroaded Border patrol Agents in 23 hour lockdown and isolation for their own protection- rotting in prison.
My respect for the president is evaporating faster than whiskey on hot asphalt.

Amendment X on November 26, 2008 at 11:20 PM

Let’s see, it couldn’t be the Democrats, both elected and their cronies with gigantic bonuses at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, had anything to do with the subprime mortgage disaster. Therefore, it must have been Bush’s fault for both causing it and attempting to devise a plan that would keep our financial system from collapsing. Oh, yeah, there have been excesses, including huge bonuses given to banking and investment company executives. So, let’s just let it all collapse, then Obama can bring back the CCC and WPA, etc. And surely not one of the bureaucrats running them will make huge bonuses. Conservatism will itself collapse from the consistent derision of one of the best, kindest, and most honorable presidents we’ve had in my 64 years of life. With the brains to do more than just say BUT.

rlwo2008 on November 27, 2008 at 12:49 AM

Matbe the turkeys should have been named Ramos and Compeon.

texaninfidel on November 27, 2008 at 8:23 AM

Did “The Office of President Elect” pardon Tony Rezko yet?

JA6601 on November 27, 2008 at 12:30 PM

AdrianS on November 26, 2008 at 8:03 PM

Not necessarily buying into your comments though I think there is a whole hell of a lot that Obama never has admitted concerning his upbringing.

A couple of practical questions though:

1. Are you really willing to have Joe Biden running this nation? Obama knows he’s an idiot and is compensating for that indisputable fact. Biden thinks he is a seasoned statesman.

2. Do you really think a Senate slapping each other on the backs for electing “the black one” will be willing to do what is necessary to pursue perjury charges?

3. Finally, one of the hallmarks of the American political system is our peaceful transfer of power despite the fact we are about to see a rock solid conservative (on most issues that matter) turn over control to a terrorist and felon loving racist who played around with Islam as a youth. Is it really wise to throw in technicalities that should have been vetted out before now?

highhopes on November 26, 2008 at 9:03 PM

Not sure how the whole birth certificate thing is going to play out, but as to your points:

1) Biden as president: the single biggest reason why even people who distrust Obama might think twice about seeing him disqualified.
2) The Senate is more likely to erupt in outrage that Obama was questioned about a “technicality” than pursue perjury charges
3) If Obama knew he was not qualified to run for president, and ran anyway, then I have no sympathy for the “technicality.” This is not just a technicality, it’s one of a very few actual requirements for the presidency. We need to stick to the Constitution. Even if it results in a Joe Biden presidency.

theregoestheneighborhood on November 27, 2008 at 1:29 PM

Forget pardoning the turkey. It tastes a lot better than watching the Lions and Seahawks play. The compassionate thing to do would be to combine the team into the Sealions and hunt them to extinction…. (or at least to the point no one has to be troubled about them any more, like WA state is about to do with sealions).

droofus on November 28, 2008 at 1:49 AM