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In a traditional ceremony that dates back to the first President Bush, a turkey that was headed to his Thanksgiving table has been given an official White House pardon, allowing the ill-fated bird – named Courage – to live another day.

“Thanks to the interventions of Malia and Sasha…because I was planning to eat this sucker…Courage will be spared this terrible – and delicious – fate,” President Obama announced Wednesday as his two aforementioned daughters looked on.

Courage was delivered to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. by the National Turkey Federation. But after Obama and the girls granted the pardon, Courage made a bee line to Disneyland, where he’ll be the grand marshal for today’s Thanksgiving parade.

President Obama isn’t the first president to pardon poultry. Twenty years ago, he said, “the first President Bush issued the first official presidential pardon for a turkey.” President Kennedy also opted not to eat the bird delivered to the White House.

In a traditional ceremony that dates back to the first President Bush, a turkey that was headed to his Thanksgiving table has been given an official White House pardon, allowing the ill-fated bird – named Courage – to live another day.

“Thanks to the interventions of Malia and Sasha…because I was planning to eat this sucker…Courage will be spared this terrible – and delicious – fate,” President Obama announced Wednesday as his two aforementioned daughters looked on.

Courage was delivered to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. by the National Turkey Federation. But after Obama and the girls granted the pardon, Courage made a bee line to Disneyland, where he’ll be the grand marshal for today’s Thanksgiving parade.

President Obama isn’t the first president to pardon poultry. Twenty years ago, he said, “the first President Bush issued the first official presidential pardon for a turkey.” President Kennedy also opted not to eat the bird delivered to the White House.

In a traditional ceremony that dates back to the first President Bush, a turkey that was headed to his Thanksgiving table has been given an official White House pardon, allowing the ill-fated bird – named Courage – to live another day.      

       “Thanks to the interventions of Malia and Sasha…because I was planning to eat this sucker…Courage will be spared this terrible – and delicious – fate,” President Obama announced Wednesday as his two aforementioned daughters looked on.       

       Courage was delivered to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. by the National Turkey Federation. But after Obama and the girls granted the pardon, Courage made a bee line to Disneyland, where he’ll be the grand marshal for today’s Thanksgiving parade.      

       President Obama isn’t the first president to pardon poultry. Twenty years ago, he said, “the first President Bush issued the first official presidential pardon for a turkey.” President Kennedy also opted not to eat the bird delivered to the White House.

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