Mark Knoller
CBS News
November 24, 2010

It’s Turkeys 4, People 0.

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They’re the latest numbers on Barack Obama’s presidential pardon scoreboard.

During his first 22 months in office, he has not granted any presidential pardons, though he has publicly pardoned four turkeys including two 45-pound gobblers this morning at a Rose Garden ceremony.

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He joked about the annual turkey pardons being one of his “awesome” responsibilities “as leader of the most powerful nation on Earth.” And with tongue in cheek, he likened the turkey pardons to the midterm elections 2 ½ weeks ago. “Let me say that it feels pretty good to stop at least one shellacking this November.”

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