Thursday, December 14, 2017

Presidential Pardons

Posted on November 26, 2008

Today, in the headlines I read that President Bush has granted 16 pardons and 2 commutations of sentences to date. Two of the sixteen pardons came today as he pardoned the two White House turkeys, Pumpkin and Pecan. With times being what they are these days, perhaps it would have been better to see the President have the birds executed as planned this year and given to needy families for Thanksgiving Dinner. But instead, these two fowl smelling convicts were given a police escort to Dulles International where they boarder a United Airlines flight deemed Turkey-1 and flew fist class to the Disney Land Resort in Florida where they will live out the remainder of their lives in luxury, on the public dime!

How is this, in any way, representative of what is best for this country. Here we are one the verge of another Great Depression with families being kicked out of their homes or sacrificing food so they can pay the mortgage instead. These to jail birds would have made a few families a nice feast since they both tipped the scales at 45 lbs. In my household, we typically get a 20-25 lb. bird and we have leftovers for a couple of weeks. I can’t imagine how far a 45 lb. bird would reach.

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