Obama Pardons Turkey for Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 25: Malia Obama and her dad, Barack Obama, pet a turkey named ‘Courage’ as her sister Sasha and Walter Pelletier, Chairman of the National Turkey Federation look on during a presidential pardon at the North Portico of the White House November 25, 2009 in Washington, DC. Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back the Harry Truman administration.