Cobbler and Gobbler: Turkeys Pardoned by President Obama

Obama gives birds a "second chance" as part of annual White House tradition.
6:01 | 11/21/12

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Well good afternoon everybody. You know. They save a life is all about second chances. And this November I could not agree more. So in the spirit of the season. I have one more gift to give. The goes to a pair of turkeys named cobbler. And Albert. The American people -- spoken. And these birds are moving forward. Well this bird. Now. I joke but but for the first time in our history. The winner is all that White House Turkey pardon. Were chosen through a highly competitive online vote. And once again. Makes over completely nailed it. The -- the management. He predicted these guys -- -- I want to thank -- who participated in this election. Because of your votes. The only cobbler anyone's -- this Thanksgiving will come up with a side of -- And for that are winning Turkey can thank his stellar campaign team led by act. Steve -- some who is the chairman of the national Turkey foundation. And raised this beautiful bird at Miller farm in Harrisonburg Virginia. Here's Steve. And as always. Yet for some reason cobbler cannot fulfill -- duties as the official. White House Turkey. -- -- will be waiting in the weeks. From here -- true. From here these two lucky birds will be swept up in a whirlwind of fame and fortune. That will ultimately. Leave them to Mount Vernon where they will spend her twilight years in the story home of George Washington. And later date Michelle Malia Sasha and I will be taking two turkeys who were not so lucky. To a local food bank here in Washington DC. I want to thank. -- far Turkey farms in Pennsylvania for donating these birds. Or those birds and I'd like to ask every American. It's -- -- -- to help families who are in need of a real Thanksgiving this year. Tomorrow in the company friends and loved ones we will celebrate a uniquely American holiday. And -- chance for us to spend time with. The people we care to give thanks for the blessings that we in Jordan and to think about just how lucky we are to live in the greatest nation on earth. But it's also time to remember those were less force. And this year that's particularly true for neighbors in the northeast. Who lost their homes and their possessions and even their loved ones to -- -- In the last few weeks -- just visit both New Jersey and New York. And while I've -- entire neighborhoods reduced to rubble and heartbreaking loss and devastation. I have yet to find a broken spirit. Countless stories of courage and compassion -- have emerged in the aftermath of the storm. One that comes to mind today is about a tree on Staten Island. It's a giant blue spruce that came crashing down in the front yard of -- Joseph. Engine -- Whose home in Newport Beach flooded during the hurricane. Today if you go to Joseph street you'll see a lot of damage and debris scattered. All over the block. We also see the top of that tree. Standing -- front of his hall house. Decorated with ornaments that survived the storm. -- -- else's neighbors could find including empty cups and surgical masks and safety goggles. It's a Christmas tree -- -- their mind the neighborhood. That there will still be held -- to celebrate and happy moments shared. Life will go on him we will rebuild. And so tomorrow we give thanks not only that for the things that we have. Or the people we love but for the spirit that sees us through the toughest times and holds us together. As one American family guided along our journey. -- the hope of a better. And I hope that over the this holiday weekend were also thinking about are extraordinary. Men and women overseas. We're serving -- far away from home. In harm's way. But. You know. The reason they're there is because they give thanks to for the extraordinary. Like that we have here in the United States of America so. May god bless those brave men and women in uniform. -- away from their families this holiday season. May god bless the American people may you all have a very happy Thanksgiving and would -- I think we are going to be stole -- official part. On. On. -- which way is he -- -- -- Part of it. I can tell you -- Everything like your job you. I didn't -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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