Mark Dayton sentences turkey to death
His siblings are set for pardons, but this poor fellow will be dinner later this week.
This year, instead of pardoning a turkey, Governor Mark Dayton sentenced one to death.
During a ceremony today, Dayton officially donated the brother of the turkey that will be pardoned by President Obama to the St. Paul Salvation Army, where it'll be used to feed 80 people. Both turkeys were raised in Minnesota.
Here's a selection of tweets from the governor's official account and from reporters covering today's event:
This unnamed guy to be unpardoned by Gov. Dayton is second string for the presidential pardon turkey pic.twitter.com/AI4aQEW8pm-- Abby Simons (@AJillSimons) November 25, 2013
Later today, the governor of Minnesota will look a turkey in the eye and decline to pardon it, because turkeys are delicious.-- Jennifer Brooks (@stribrooks) November 25, 2013
MN Turkey visits Gov Dayton at State Capitol; unlike pardoned brother at White House, this Tom is dinner. pic.twitter.com/wxMwdRYFJc-- Patrick Kessler (@PatKessler) November 25, 2013
This year's turkey is very calm. https://t.co/2nNA6P5QPb-- R. Stassen-Berger (@RachelSB) November 25, 2013
Upside: This turkey will be donated to St Paul Salvation Army, where he'll feed 80 hungry people. pic.twitter.com/cVtXCloMiv-- Jennifer Brooks (@stribrooks) November 25, 2013
Bye, bird. pic.twitter.com/DEC32EQDkH-- Jennifer Brooks (@stribrooks) November 25, 2013
It's all smiles and laughs... for everyone but the condemned turkey, of course.
-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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