comscore Obama spares turkeys 'shellacking' he got at polls | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Obama spares turkeys ‘shellacking’ he got at polls

WASHINGTON — It’s official: President Barack Obama has pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey.

Continuing a decades-old White House tradition, Obama issued pardons Wednesday to a gobbler named “Apple” and its alternate, “Cider.’ The two 21-week-old, 45-pound turkeys were raised on a California farm.

Obama said it “feels pretty good to stop at least one shellacking this November.”

The president wished America’s families, including many buffeted by the economic slump, a safe and happy holiday.

After the Rose Garden ceremony, the turkeys were to be taken to George Washington’s estate at nearby Mount Vernon, Va., to live. For the past five years, the pardoned turkeys had been sent to Disneyland in California.

Comments have been disabled for this story...

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up