Wednesday, November 21, 2012

President Obama Gives Thanksgiving Pardon to Cobbler and Gobbler


President Obama got in what seemed to be a jab at Mitt Romney at the annual ceremony to pardon the White House turkey - actually plural because this year he pardoned two turkeys named "Cobbler" and "Gobbler" - best turkey names ever, LOL. He not only snarked about giving the turkeys a "gift" in the "spirit of the season," poking fun at Romney's complaint that Obama won by handing out presents to voters, but also joked about Nate Silver predicting the outcome.

“Now, I joke, but — but for the first time in our history, the winners of the White House turkey pardon were chosen through a highly competitive online vote. And once again, Nate Silver completely nailed it. The guy’s amazing. He predicted these guys would win.”

Huffington Post
"They say that life is all about second chances," Obama said to laughter, his daughters, Sasha and Malia at his side. "And this November, I could not agree more. So in the spirit of the season, I have one more gift to give, and it goes to a pair of turkeys named Cobbler and Gobbler."

. . . On a conference call with donors last week, Romney said that the president was reelected because of "gifts" to Latinos, African Americans and young voters.

"The president's campaign, if you will, focused on giving targeted groups a big gift," Romney said during the call. "He made a big effort on small things."

Romney's comment drew criticism not only from the administration, but from members of his own party.

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