Free Bird

By Britt

Nov 25, 2009 8:34am

President Obama is preparing to pardon a turkey today: Courage, a 20-week-old, 45-pound turkey from Princeton, NC, a state the president won in last year's presidential race.

You can read more about this tradition — and about Courage — in this story from Karen Travers.

Or you can watch this film from the White House about "one lone turkey" seeking clemency, narrated by spokesman Ben LaBolt.

It is not yet known if any of the president's opponents will accuse him of being soft on fowl, or if any will note the close ties between turkeys and acorns.

-jpt

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