The Sarah Palin Thanksgiving turkey massacre (video)

I don’t know why, but with Thanksgiving upon us, I happened to remember a certain scene back in 2008 when a soon to be half-a-term Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska decided she was going to pardon a turkey.

In fact, John Aravosis has covered this several times now, so I have to figure this is one of his favorites, too.

As ever, check out the chyrons under the screen as MSNBC has fun with it, too.

MSNBC has fun at Sarah Palin's expense during turkey slaughter

Word salad for the cameras, utterly oblivious to the bloody carnage going on directly behind her.

My favorite part is when the turkey farmer keeps glancing over at the camera as if he wants to say, “I gotta get this work done. You people sure you don’t want to go do that interview somewhere else? No? Okay…

Here’s MSNBC’s take on it (caution — these videos are rather gory):

And an alternate view:


Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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