Vote for the Turkey to Be Pardoned by Obama on Facebook

The popularity contest pits Cobbler against Gobbler

By on November 21st, 2012 17:55 GMT

Americans eat a lot of turkeys for Thanksgiving, but one of the millions destined for the dining table is pardoned by the president in a traditional ceremony. This turkey is then set for a life of luxury as the National Thanksgiving Turkey.

Normally, the president gets to pick the lucky turkey, but this year, the White House is making it possible for people to vote for their favorite turkey, having to pick from Gobbler and Cobbler.

"Born on the same day on a farm in Rockingham County, Virginia, Cobbler and Gobbler may look alike, but they're no birds of a feather. Cobbler craves cranberries, is known for his strut, and enjoys the musical stylings of Carly Simon. Gobbler, a patient but proud bird, loves to nibble on corn and enjoys any music with a fiddle," the White House explained.

You can vote for the turkey you like the most on the dedicated Facebook page. And if you're worried about the fate of the losing turkey, don't, both will go on to enjoy a comfy life, the winning turkey just gets the title.

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