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Sarah and the Vegan Weenies


Getting lots of fun mail about the Sarah Palin turkey video:

Where’d folks think their turkey dinners came from?  A yeast vat?  That’s what happens on farms.  With all due respect to Charlotte’s Web, Wilbur’s purpose in life is to become bacon and ol’ Tom is due for a basting.  Heck, if I were governor and were asked to pardon a turkey I’d just say, “Naah.  Fry ‘im.  Preferably in peanut oil.”

Why is this unfortunate?  This only bothers vegan weenies.  Where do they think the turkeys come from on Thanksgiving anyway? Jeez…They, the libs, just can’t get enough of Sarah Palin.

FWIW, the birds in the background are being bled out.  The word slaughter usually carries the idea of butchering, which is not what’s happening in the the video.  Governor Palin probably didn’t think twice about “what was going on in the background” because that’s what goes on on small turkey farms.   It’s nothing.  No big deal.  If she’d personally wrung the bird’s neck, bled it out, plucked it, eviscerated it and put in on a spit to roast while talking to the reporter, I would have been impressed.

The more the MSM reports on this sort of thing the more they alienate themselves from the real people who do the work of growing and processing food for the nation.  Please don’t drag NRO with them.


You guys have to stop being such wusses about stuff like this. Next Thursday most of America is going to put a turkey on their tables. A turkey that was slaughtered. It’s what happens.

Calling this “unfortunate” plays right into the hands of those who seek to harm Palin with this. Instead, you should be ridiculing and pointing out the hypocrisy of those who are attempting to use this for partisan advantage.

Stop playing on their field by their rules.


She should tell the media that she apologizes and she’ll do her next interview inside an abortion clinic.


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