Turkeys, Reporters and Thanksgiving

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Governor Palin is interviewed while turkeys meet their mortality in the background.  She pardoned one lucky turkey at the turkey farm.  This video has become a minor media sensation and I can understand why.  Most reporters do have a certain kinship with the victims.

 

Update:  We hear from the Turkey wrangler here.  My favorite quote: 

“Tomes has worked at the Triple D Turkey Farm in Palin’s hometown of Wasilla, Alaska for the past nine years. He says Palin is being unfairly criticized over the video. “The only thing I can say is, ‘Don’t mess with my Governor!’”"

  1. Jeez–this is what all the fuss was about?

    Based on some of the descriptions I’d read I was expecting Sadaam’s torture chamber for turkeys with slasher movie effects. Instead, I get to watch some schmo apparently decapitate a bird or two–not that it’s really evident– and look sheepish because he realizes he’s being filmed at it!

    Anybody who made a fuss about this deserves to be served up a big plate of warmed-over Tofurkey for Thanksgiving dinner. With a side of sprouts.

  2. Well, I’m chuckling to see that Tim Bair at the Telegraph (linked by Mark Steyn, linked above) includes the legendary “Turkey Drop” scene from WKRP in Cincinnatti as item XII on his update list. Around here, we look for opportunities to work “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly,” into the conversation.

  3. “Around here, we look for opportunities to work “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly,” into the conversation.”

    A classic cminor. I do not think I have ever laughed so hard at a sitcom episode as I did during that turkey drop scene.