Presidential turkey pardons are for the birds, John Oliver says

November 26, 2014 3:27 PM

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Television host John Oliver hilariously shouted “Death to turkeys!” this week as he questioned the long-held tradition of the Thanksgiving turkey presidential pardon.

“There is something profoundly strange about a president making a show of pardoning one turkey to mark a holiday on which everyone – the president included - consumes an estimated 46 million birds," he opined.

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