On Wednesday, President Obama is scheduled to pardon one of two 19-week-old, Virginia-raised, 40-pound male turkeys, otherwise known as toms, or gobblers. Before their pardon, the chosen fowl — Cobbler and Gobbler; one to be pardoned, the other a spare — will spend a couple of days in a suite at the luxurious W Hotel near the White House. After their pardon, the turkeys are normally transported by horse-drawn carriage to George Washington’s Virginia estate, where they — along with a camel named Aladdin — become part of the Mount Vernon Christmas display.

  I didn’t know what a turkey pardoning was until three minutes ago but I feel like these are the only details I need
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  1. echoedsun said: YOU DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TURKEY PARDONING WAS BECAUSE YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED ENOUGH OF THE WEST WING. For real, there’s some quality material on it.
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  10. wallofdis said: Girl, you need to get to watching some West Wing DVDs STAT.
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  16. johnhaswords said: Nothing says Christmas display like camels and pardoned turkeys. On second thought, that actually sounds pretty magical
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