President Obama kicked off the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning on Wednesday with a laugh.
"You know they say life is all about second chances. And this November, I could not agree more," he said.
The president, who just returned from a trip to Asia, pardoned Virginia-bred turkeys Cobbler and his alternate, Gobbler, in the White House's Rose Garden.
This was the first time that the American public got a say in which fowl would become the national bird. It was a close race, all done via Facebook, but Cobbler came out on top. read more