Bush Pardons Missouri Turkeys

1 decade 1 year 10 months ago Wednesday, November 22 2006 Nov 22, 2006 Wednesday, November 22, 2006 8:20:45 PM CST November 22, 2006 in News
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WHITE HOUSE - President Bush spared two turkeys Wednesday from dinner tables Thursday, and instead sent them to Disneyland. In a Rose Garden ceremony Wednesday morning, the president pardoned two southwest Missouri turkeys, Flyer and Fryer. In addition to the pardons, the president said the reprieved birds will be honorary grand marshals of Disneyland's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Bush said his dog Barney chased one of the birds in the Rose Garden before the pardoning ceremony. The turkeys were raised near Monett, and chosen by National Turkey Foundation chairman Mike Briggs, president of Willow Brook Foods in Springfield.

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