The President pardoned two birds yesterday after Congress went home for the holidays.
In the annual White House rite, he acknowledged the other fowl escapees, noting that “some of you may know that recently I’ve been taking a series of executive actions that don’t require Congressional approval.
“Well, here’s another one. We can’t wait to pardon these turkeys. Literally. Otherwise they’d end up next to the mashed potatoes and stuffing.”
Aside from his swipe at Capitol Hill residents, Barack Obama had one for the assembled reporters, telling them that the pardoned turkeys had been given media training for the press conference: “Learning how to gobble without really saying anything.”