If it’s Thanksgiving, it’s time for the Sarah Palin turkey slaughter

I don’t know why, but with Thanksgiving upon us, I happened to remember a certain scene back in 2008 when a soon to be half-a-term Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska decided she was going to pardon a turkey.

In fact, John Aravosis has covered this several times now, so I have to figure this is one of his favorites, too.

As ever, check out the chyrons under the screen as MSNBC has fun with it, too.

MSNBC has fun at Sarah Palin's expense during turkey slaughter

Word salad for the cameras, utterly oblivious to the bloody carnage going on directly behind her.

My favorite part is when the turkey farmer keeps glancing over at the camera as if he wants to say, “I gotta get this work done. You people sure you don’t want to go do that interview somewhere else? No? Okay…

Here’s MSNBC’s take on it (caution — these videos are rather gory):

And an alternate view:

Published professional writer and poet, Becca had a three decade career in technical writing and consulting before selling off most of her possessions in 2006 to go live at an ashram in India for 3 years. She loves literature (especially science fiction), technology and science, progressive politics, cool electronic gadgets, and perfecting Hatch green chile recipes. Fortunately for this last, Becca and her wife currently live in New Mexico. @BeccaMorn

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50 Responses to “If it’s Thanksgiving, it’s time for the Sarah Palin turkey slaughter”

  1. Chef Kowalski says:

    But KFC, Taco Bell, Chick-Fil-A, and 7/11 won’t share their recipes!

  2. Anonymous says:

    You betcha!

  3. fletcher says:

    As usual, missed the point. Old technology is being replaced by better technology that is more bird friendly. You can see the new systems in use around O’Hare Airport in Chicago. One even powers a restaurant off Irving Park Road. And if you don’t think “green” technology is catching on, check out the recent white paper from the Edison Electrical Institute. It noted that at the current rate solar energy, wind energy and fuel cells are being installed on U.S. homes, it concluded that the current system of electric utilities will be a dinosaur as early as 2020. It was widely reported in publications from BusinessWeek to the Wall Street Journal. What a shame you squawked before you had all the facts.

  4. Anonymous says:

    She’s a trailblazer – inspired Ann Romney’s “stop it, this is hard!” Too bad Repubs don’t know that “gotcha question” is just a euphemism for “topic I don’t know about.”

  5. Anonymous says:

    Those captions – from back when the news was worth watching.

  6. JDCampbell says:

    Tell that to the birds that died…

  7. beleck3 says:

    sounds like a comment from Snidely Whiplash as he ties the girl to the train tracks. unfortunately for Sarah, there is no Dudley Dowright to save teh day or the country from Sarah.

    Sarah, Another fractured fairy tale.

  8. beleck3 says:

    right, this has to be one of the best videos ever. the brainless idiocy of Sarah Palin shines through here like words could never do. a classic video of stupidity 101

  9. karmanot says:

    She should publish a white trash cookbook.

  10. karmanot says:

    Debbie Downer

  11. fletcher says:

    Ever notice that the right-wing opposes efforts to preserve endangered bird species except when they want to sneer at wind power as power source. Or that the latest wind power devices are not those big propeller devices that resemble the windmills used on farms for more than a century but compact devices that spin sideways that generate electricity at wind speeds as slow as 2 mph. Perhaps it is the daily caller that is “green,” as defined as” naïve, still wet behind the ears.”

  12. BeccaM says:

    Blithe indifference to slaughter and carnage going on right behind her? Check.

  13. lynchie says:

    Should read “doing a line”

  14. fletcher says:

    One could say the same about Honey Boo Boo.

  15. fletcher says:

    Palin also has stuffed her face with junk food every time Michelle Obama gets exposure promoting healthy eating by kids. On her cable TV reality show, she even made a snotty remark about Michelle while making smores. One could easily picture Palin in the country song spoof “Fat Ladies in Trailers” doing the line, “they feed their kids so well” and then rapidly rattle off 27 different kinds of junk food snacks.

  16. ScoutandAbout says:

    Favorite video of Palin ever!

    Oblivious to situation? Check.

    Soaking up the media and attention while others do work? Check.

    Spouting worthless mixture of consonants and vowels? Check!!!!!!

  17. JDCampbell says:

    Speaking of bird slaughter:
    Study: Feds underestimated how many birds get killed by wind turbines

  18. gratuitous says:

    And not a single word about the video of Ms. Gorgeous-gracious-gifted’s best moment evah! Jack is in pernicious peril of babylonian backsliding in the synagogue of Sarah.

  19. KTinME says:

    Onward & upward? To where, exactly? If she’s moved onward, why is she still holding such grudges against those who’ve been elected against her wishes? If she’s moved upward, why doesn’t she hold a better job than her elected position as governor where she had some power and prestige? All she has now is a pretty face and a legacy of Facebook rants.

  20. Thom Allen says:

    Edited: Since when has Palin thought?

    One would hope that the turkeys would have the good sense to NOT pardon her.

  21. Thom Allen says:

    I wonder if this is where she got the idea for “Death Panels”?

    “Awwright, back that truckload o’ granny geezers over there, bless their hearts. Tod, get the tranquilizer gun ready. Bris, get that crush gate in place. Ladies! You just gotta walk slowly over to that building. That’s the Obamacare enrollment center and wellness clinic. They’ll be happy to register you, quick and clean, and it’ll all be over in just a moment. Now you just let me hold your purses and jewelry for you, they’ll only slow you down. OK, now c’mon, get up and get those arthritic hips moving Hurry up, lots more of you ladies, and some men, to process today.”

  22. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    Silly, sniveling, senseless, sycophant.

  23. Dakotahgeo says:

    Listen…! Ol’ Sarie STARTED at the bottom of the downside and gave “downside” a whole new meaning! Goin’ down, level -8 and less……..

  24. Dakotahgeo says:

    wow!!! JUST wow!!! They sure slaughtered the WRONG “Turkey on THAT 2008 Thanksgiving! Sarah Failin… the guff that keeps on giving!

  25. FieryLocks says:

    Sarah Palin=Talibunny Barbie. Doesn’t she shoot her turkeys from a helicopter?

  26. FieryLocks says:

    *Y A W N !*

  27. harleyjack says:

    heard that sarah palin and todd were killed in an car accident, hope this is not true.

  28. Monoceros Forth says:

    There is something fundamentally adolescent about Palin, isn’t there? I think of how she made a big show of her spite at New York City’s soda size limits by appearing in public and sucking on a Big Gulp. If she didn’t stick out her tongue and whine, “Nyah, nyah, you can’t MAKE me!” while doing so, she should have.

  29. karmanot says:


  30. karmanot says:

    “liberals keep sliding in the opposite direction.” Probably because of all the greasy Bull sh*t she leaves behind.

  31. karmanot says:

    The former halftime turkey

  32. BeccaM says:

    I think we can all guess whose photograph you have duct-taped over the face of your inflatable sex doll.

  33. pappyvet says:

    snort….guffaw !

  34. Monoceros Forth says:

    Why don’t you pass the time by playing a little solitaire?

  35. lynchie says:

    Wrong hole

  36. lynchie says:

    Yeah number 1 grifter and the 1/2 governor must make you glad to support a non entity

  37. Stoneyjack says:

    Gorgeous, gracious, gifted Gov. Sarah Palin has moved onward & upward since 2008. Too bad envious, enervated, effete liberals keep sliding in the opposite direction.

  38. Dddavid says:

    By showing the “sanitized” version, you lose all the effect of how clueless she was for doing that interview there. I saw the original version, and it was MUCH, MUCH more obvious!

  39. Whitewitch says:

    Oh snap Karmanot…you rocked that one.

  40. karmanot says:

    A hardy marrow bone soup will go well with it!

  41. karmanot says:


  42. karmanot says:

    She works for the NM State Patrol.

  43. Lawerence Collins says:

    We should refer to her and all her kind as to what they really are! Demonic, soulless sociopathic, zombie Rethuglican sheeple! I really should make a Wikipedia entry if the full defintion.

  44. pappyvet says:

    Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has many views. She says she’s opposed to same-sex marriage. Did you know that? Yeah, Palin says everyone knows marriage isn’t for gay people; it’s for pregnant teenagers. (Conan O’Brien)

  45. Naja pallida says:

    You know, I think it’s long past time we stopped referring to politicians by their former job titles, as if it was some kind of peerage title. If you’re no longer a governor, you should no longer be permitted to be referred to as governor… or senator, or cabinet secretary, or ambassador, etc. Especially if you didn’t even serve your full term.

  46. Monoceros Forth says:

    No turkey here for Thanksgiving, I admit. For Thanksgiving kitchen activity I am trying to bake some pumpernickel. For some weird reason I’ve been jonesing not merely for rye bread but for the opportunity to try baking my own, since I’ve never tried it before.

  47. fletcher says:

    Since when has Palin thought anything through? She just acts and then sneers “How dare you” when criticized. She does everything so half-ass-backward that if she ever got to the White House the turkeys would end up having to pardon her.

  48. Dave of the Jungle says:

    Governor Palin oblivious? You Betcha!

  49. bkmn says:

    I prefer the title:

    Former half-term Governor.

    Just using Governor is an insult to all the other gov’s that aren’t quitters.

  50. Dredd Blog says:

    According to TIME magazine we should be doing this to a lot of wild life.

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