In the spirit of change, could our next President please consider doing away with the ceremonial pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey? This annual ritual is just embarrassing. The person with, what is generally considered to be, the most important job in the world, should not have time for these fowl photo-ops.
Following this year's pardon, the turkey and its alternate will fly first class - on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel days of the year - to Disneyland Resort.
According to Snopes.com, the first official presidential pardon of a turkey was bestowed by President George H.W. Bush in 1989.