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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Of Pardons and Turkeys

Posted by on November 22 at 13:30 PM

President Bush today pardoned two Thanksgiving turkeys, in an annual ritual that gave the Democrats an opportunity to suggest a turkey who should not be pardoned this holiday season.


Every Thanksgiving the president pardons a turkey. But this year George Bush may try to use the holiday to slip in another pardon — of his friend and former senior aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who was indicted for perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements.

Conservatives around Washington are buzzing with rumors that George Bush will regain control of his lame-duck presidency by ending the investigation into manipulated intelligence on Iraq and the subsequent cover-up with pardons for anyone involved.

Show that you are watching — let George Bush know he can’t get away with pardoning this turkey over the Thanksgiving holiday.