Earlier today, President Barack Obama participated in a presidential Thanksgiving tradition, officially pardoning two turkeys. In his speech announcing the move, Mr. Obama cracked a number of jokes and reminisced about the spirit of storm-damaged Staten Islanders, in addition to declaring the pair of turkeys free from human consumption, of course.
Courtesy of the White House, here is Mr. Obama’s transcribed speech in full, including multiple gobble-related interruptions:
THE PRESIDENT: Well, good afternoon, everybody. (Turkey gobbles.) (Laughter.) Read More