President Obama continues the tradition and pardons a turkey named, "Courage."
And because everyday is an opportunity to share my favorite West Wing clips here is one of my favs when President Bartlet is asked to pardon a 2nd turkey:
CJ : They sent me two turkeys. The most photo-friendly of the two gets a Presidential pardon and a full life at a children's zoo. The runner-up gets eaten.
Bartlet : If the Oscars were like that, I'd watch.