Blunt Pardons Turkey

1 decade 10 months 4 days ago Tuesday, November 20 2007 Nov 20, 2007 Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:28:53 AM CST November 20, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Gobbles the turkey has gotten a gubernatorial pardon. Governor Matt Blunt ceremoniously spared one of Missouri's 21 million turkeys from the dinner table Tuesday as a good-will gesture for Thanksgiving. The president typically does something similar each year. But Blunt's staff believes this is the first time a Missouri governor has pardoned a turkey. Blunt used the occasion to highlight Missouri's rank as the fifth-leading turkey producer. The turkey was named in an Internet vote. Gobbles is to live out the rest of his life at a farm near Weston.

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