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Opening Arguments

Gobble, gobble

Both Democratic and Republican presidents have engaged in this annual Thanksgiving farce, so I'm not being political when I say it's a cynical reminder of the worst in politics, pretending one thing when the reality is quite something else and even getting school kids to go along with the hypocrisy. What about the millions of turkeys that weren't pardoned? You gotta love PETA, though:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which in the past has been critical because presidential turkeys have been sent to a working farm rather than an animal sanctuary, praised the decision to send them to Disneyland.

I must say that our Thanksgiving turkey was mighty tasty, and I even felt good about saving it from a fate worse than death. How would you like to spend the rest of your life among the tourists at Disneyland?