There's this tradition, a really dumb one if you ask me (which you didn't) where the president "pardons" a turkey or two during Thanksgiving.
I'm not really sure what that's supposed to imply, but it struck me funny just now as I read about it.
I kid you not, here is an excerpt from the CNN story. You can hit the title link to read the whole thing if you're so inclined.
Pardoned Thanksgiving turkeys heading to Disneyland
President Bush pardons the national Thanksgiving Turkey "Marshmallow" Tuesday."
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush spared two turkeys from becoming Thanksgiving dinner. Instead, the birds are going to Disneyland.
Thousands of people voted on the White House Web site to name the national turkey "Marshmallow" and an alternate called "Yam." At a ceremony Tuesday, Bush peered into Marshmallow's eyes, stroked its white fluffy feathers and patted its red head.
It goes on, but that's the cruxt.
It's too easy - Is Bush's new name Marshmallow?