Obama pardons Cobbler

Turkey, pal avoid dinner-table fate

Posted: November 22, 2012 at 12:45 a.m.

President Barack Obama, with daughters Sasha, center, and Malia, right, carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table with a "presidential pardon," Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. After the ceremony, "Cobbler" will head to George Washington's historic home in Virginia to be part of the hristmas at Mount Vernonexhibition. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

President Barack Obama stepped out into the sun in the Rose Garden at the White House on Wednesday to greet his guest of honor, a 40-pound turkey named Cobbler.

Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys

President Barack Obama pardoned the newly designated national turkey 'Cobbler' and his alternate 'Gobbler,' at the annual White House ceremony Wednesday. (By AP)
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