Obama To Pardon 2 Thanksgiving Turkeys

As the story goes, pardoning a turkey dates back to President Lincoln, when his young son Tad begged his father to let the White House Thanksgiving meal live. On Wednesday, Obama pardons Cobbler and Gobbler.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. As the story goes, pardoning a turkey dates back to Lincoln, when his young son Tad begged his father to let the White House Thanksgiving meal live. Today, President Obama pardons two turkeys - Cobbler and Gobbler. Ahead of their big moment, the birds have been staying at the swanky W hotel, nibbling on organic meals prepared by the hotel's chef. And once pardoned, the turkeys will retire to Mount Vernon. It's MORNING EDITION.

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