Date: November 26th 2011

Conservative Resources by J.P. Travis at

Revenge of the turkey

[18th J.P.'s Moment of Common Sense, my weekly oratorial exposition on Broad View, KBZZ 1270 AM Reno.]

I don't know why we enjoy stories about turkeys who prevail against Thanksgiving odds, but we do. That's why the president pardons a turkey every year. It's good politics, because Americans love an underdog and there is no bigger underdog than a turkey in November.

Folklore says the presidential turkey pardons started with Harry Truman, but it's not true. The National Turkey Federation started giving turkeys to the White House in 1947, when Truman was president, but he simply ate 'em...

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