Turkey Pardoned by Obama: ‘No Secret Deal’
WASHINGTON – Popcorn, the turkey pardoned by President Obama in the White House’s annual Thanksgiving clemency ritual, thanked the President, then headed to his retirement compound in San Clemente, California.
The newly freed fowl denied rumors that he made a “secret deal” for his pardon.
“Let’s get serious. What could I offer the President in a deal? I’m a turkey,” said Popcorn.
The turkey revealed that he and Obama hit if off. “We’re on the same wavelength,” he explained. But he chided the press for treating the annual turkey pardon in a lighthearted manner. “To them, this ceremony is a punchline; to me, it’s life or death.”
The turkey revealed that he intends to devote his retirement years to writing his memoirs and acting as an elder statesman on poultry matters.