Governor Palin decided to perform a presidential tradition today and pardon a Thanksgiving turkey today. Well, there is a right way and a wrong way to pardon a turkey, an act presidents have performed in one form or another since Harry Truman first began the practice (though there is some controversy about when exactly when and in what form the pardon tradition began).
Right Way: Gather reporters and photographers outside the White House, say something pithy and/or witty, smile for the camera, and walk back to the Oval.
Wrong Way: Gather reporters and photographers at a turkey farm, say something incoherent, and smile while the photographers capture a different turkey being slaughtered directly behind you.
Um, not exactly the image the Governor was probably going for (or maybe she was given her love of hunting and fishing). Oh, and she was informed by the photographer what was going on behind her and decided to continue with the interview without changing spots.
Classic. If Alaska reinstated capital punishment on Governor Palin's watch I wonder what that would look like...