Manchurian Turkeys?

Why does this give me the creeps? The turkeys named and to be pardoned by our current president have been groomed for this occasion from birth.

(Sherrie) Rosenblatt, (spokewoman for the National Turkey Federation), says the birds are specially selected at birth to be part of the pardoning ceremony. They are exposed to music, hand feeding, cameras, and loud noises to prepare them for the event, covered by the White House press corps. [Bachmann’s Thanksgiving: Cheap Bird and ‘Turkey Bingo’.]

“It is kind of like a beauty pageant,” Rosenblatt says. “The turkeys have to look good on camera, but also have a nice demeanor. They have to have pride in the honor that is bestowed upon them.”

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