Thursday, November 27, 2014

Another Questionable Executive Action

President Obama pardoned two turkeys, Mac and Cheese yesterday. From the New York Times

“Today, I’m taking an action fully within my legal authority — the same kind of action taken by Democrats and Republican presidents before me — to spare the lives of two turkeys, Mac and Cheese, from a terrible and delicious fate,” Mr. Obama said, using his executive action last week shielding five million immigrants from deportation as a theme of sorts for the annual White House turkey pardon.

As the president spoke in the grand, marbled Entrance Hall of the White House, a large white turkey strutted and fluffed its copious plumage on a mat nearby. 

The turkeys will spend the remainder of their lives in Iraq, where they have vowed to help ISIL win the war there.