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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