Sarah Palin made headlines last week when she visited a local turkey farm to pardon a turkey. Of course, this in and of itself isn’t hugely out of the ordinary. The President pardons a turkey at Thanksgiving every year as well.
What was a bit out of the ordinary was the location and style of the interview that Palin gave at the turkey farm, which included one of the ostensibly unpardoned turkeys being slaughtered behind her at the hands of an incredibly camera-conscious man who alternates between shoving the apparently live bird into some sort of grinder, and turning around toward the camera with, it seems, the same sense of bewilderment that those watching the video itself have.
Video of the Palin turkey farm interview has been circulating since publication. WARNING: if watching an animal die while a former Vice Presidential candidate sips coffee and blithely chats about her plans for Thanksgiving is going to bother you, don’t watch this video. Which is to say that animals were most definitely harmed during the making of this video, so be forewarned.
Of course, some vegetarians are happy that this video may be turning some people off turkey, noting that those planning to have a turkey on their Thanksgiving table should understand how it got there.
Whether the ill-fated turkey starring in this interview is the entree of honor at the Palins’ dinner table hasn’t been reported.