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A turkey's pardon

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27 November 2008 13:01

Sometimes you simply have to feel sorry for George W. Bush. Today I watched Barack Obama give another well-received press conference in which he tapped former chairman of the Fed, Paul Volcker, to head up a new Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

Then the coverage clicked over to the current incumbent, who was... pardoning a turkey for Thanksgiving. Bush's consolation must be that this time next year, Obama will be the one handing down the pardon. Not even Obama can make this particular tradition look anything but lame.

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