The annual White House Thanksgiving turkey pardon is right around the corner, and the excitement is building as President Joe Biden gets ready to spare two lucky turkeys, Liberty and Bell, from becoming the centerpiece of someone’s dinner table. But hold on to your drumsticks, folks, because there’s a whole lot more to this story than meets the eye.
You know what Trump is saying. Pick Me, Pick Me…
Who are the turkeys set to be pardoned by Biden this week? https://t.co/3v4OIiC3nO
— RO Cho (@robertzz11) November 20, 2023
These two gobblers, hailing all the way from Willmar, Minnesota, were given their monikers by some students from Willmar Public Schools. It wasn’t just any old naming process, though. The kids were enlisted to color in a sheet with the turkeys on it and write down a couple of name suggestions. Then, get this, President Biden himself sifted through the stack of sheets and handpicked the winning names. It’s like the Hunger Games, but for turkeys!
Now, you might be wondering what kind of names these inventive youngsters came up with. Well, hold on to your wishbones, because the creativity was off the charts. Some kids went with classic monikers, while others drew inspiration from their siblings, pets, and yes, even the president himself. Can you imagine a turkey strutting around with the name “Joe” or “Biden”? It’s enough to make you gobble with laughter!
But wait, there’s more presidential antics to discuss. While the rest of us are busy planning our Thanksgiving feasts, ol’ Joe and the First Lady made a pit stop at the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the USS Gerald R. Ford to serve up some turkey (not Liberty or Bell, thankfully) to our hardworking servicemen and women. They even had a big “thank you” speech, probably to distract everyone from the fact that they’re about to pardon a couple of the birds they were just serving up. Talk about mixed signals!
And as if that wasn’t enough, the Bidens are set to celebrate Thanksgiving on the swanky island of Nantucket. While the average American is tossing a frozen turkey into the oven, the president and his crew will be soaking up the island life. But hey, why should that surprise anyone? After all, it’s turkey pardoning season, and anything goes in Washington, D.C. Move over, Butterball, Liberty and Bell are the real stars of this Thanksgiving show!