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Nov 21, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Excerpted from Buzz Feed: WASHINGTON — Fresh off a four-day trip to Asia, President Barack Obama pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey Wednesday, taking a shot at his former Republican opponent and cracking jokes about his reelection.

“They say that life is all about second chances and this November I can’t agree more,” Obama said.

“So in the spirit of the season I have one more gift to give,” Obama joked in apparent reference to Mitt Romney’s claim after the election that Obama won by giving “gifts” to minority groups, Obama said he was going to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey, named Cobbler, and his stand-in, Gobbler.

“The American people have spoken, and these birds are moving forward,” he added.

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