While the tradition in the US is for the President to pardon a turkey just before Thanksgiving, sparing at least one bird from a tabletop fate, it seems that former VP candidate and current Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin feels a bit more comfortable with the doomed birds. After performing a similar pardon of a turkey in Alaska, Governor Palin was then interviewed in front of the equivalent of turkey death row:

Of course, there are plenty of reasons this could happen. David Letterman has documented the Top 10 of these.

Our tofurkeys here at the Scholarly Kitchen are delicious. We’ll be enjoying them without guilt.

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.