Or, more accurately, two turkeys. This years non-sacrificial animals have names: Cobbler and Gobbler. According to White House reports, they also have distinct personalities: Cobbler craves cranberries, is known for his strut, and enjoys the musical stylings of Carly Simon. Gobbler, a patient but proud bird, loves to nibble on corn and enjoys any music with a fiddle.
I wonder what the personalities of the turkeys eaten by the Obama family had. Perhaps they liked classical music. Or Motown.
Its tempting to dismiss all this as absurdity. But dont dismiss the spectacle as mere symbolism, for the fake pardons symbolize more than Washington insiders can comprehend. In our nations capital, politicians
Two famous turkeys live, thanks to the powerful public kindness of our potentate; a rafter of other, unknown (no doubt middle-class) birds die for the benefit of that same boss, and his family, and members of his gang.
And yes, gang is another name for a group of turkeys. But its also the name for a group of buffaloes. And, when it comes to our politicians, were too often buffaloed.