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President George H.W. Bush Pardons a Turkey in the Rose Garden

President George H.W. Bush Pardons a Turkey in the Rose Garden

Date of Work
November 17, 1989
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George Bush Presidential Library and Museum/NARA

President George H.W. Bush Pardons a Turkey in the Rose Garden

With animal rights activists picketing nearby, President George H.W. Bush quipped "‘Reprieve,’ ‘keep him going,’ or ‘pardon’: it's all the same for the turkey, as long as he doesn't end up on the president's holiday table.”

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