In yet another publicity blow to the beleaguered Bush administration, both National Thanksgiving Turkeys have refused the ceremonial pardon traditionally given by the president. The turkeys, named Marshmallow and Yam, were selected for the eleventh-hour Thanksgiving reprieve based on a White House web-site poll.
[. . .] The White House expressed disappointment in the turkeys’ decision to turn down the ceremonial pardon and suggested a possible partisan motivation.
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