I was planning to simply post some nice pictures of wild turkeys I took in our back yard this morning, but then, as she too often does, Governor Sarah Palin intruded on my consciousness, and I felt compelled to embed the infamous "turkey pardon" video from last Thanksgiving, featuring the governor reading, poorly, from a corny prepared speech, and then ad libbing with a typical word salad as she is interviewed in front of a happy Alaskan exsanguinating turkeys. The slaughter of the turkeys is almost as disturbing as the governor's butchery of the English language-almost. Those with weak stomachs may wish to just skip to the pretty pictures later in the post.
Here are the pictures. Turkeys are, IMHO, beautiful birds, and I can understand why Benjamin Franklin proposed that they should be America's national bird.