There’s a political joke in here somewhere.
Two turkeys being prepped for the President’s traditional pardon on Thanksgiving Day are being provided by Cooper Farms in Ohio, a company that has donated exclusively to Republican candidates in 2014 mamp herunterladen.
Later this month, ovens, grills, deep fryers, and smokers will all be fired up to cook delicious Thanksgiving turkeys in many different ways herunterladen. There are a couple of Ohio turkeys, however, that have a November destination quite different from the rest of their counterparts — a presidential pardon at the White House aus joyn downloaden.
Each year the honor of raising and presenting the National Thanksgiving Turkey goes to the chairman of the National Turkey Federation. This year’s chairman is Gary Cooper, an owner and the COO of Cooper Farms, a family-owned turkey, pork and egg company in western Ohio windows apps downloaden. The Coopers have worked with a special flock of turkeys that hatched in July in anticipation of a trip to meet President Barack Obama this month.
The tradition of the presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey dates back to 1873 when Ulysses S windows live photo gallery for free. Grant was president. It wasn’t until 1989 however, that President George H.W. Bush began the official presidential pardon for turkeys. President Bush sent the turkey on his way to Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia, and with that, a new tradition was born whatsapp alle fotos downloaden.
The 2014 trip will be the Cooper family’s second visit to the White House with turkeys in tow.
The company also donated to the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Ohio.
OpenSecrets referred to the pardoning of GOP turkeys as an “early show of bipartisanship.”
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