Question of the Day
Yesterday's question asked: In lieu of a turkey pardoning (a Thanksgiving presidential tradition that has attracted increasing criticism in recent years), Seattle's mayor just pardoned what instead? That would be a tofu turkey (or tofurkey)! And there he is in the image at left, pardoning it.
Congratulations to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Jason Hensel, Laura Alix, Marilyn Parel, Alva Lewis (who notes she doesn't "name" her tofurkey), Claudine Laforce, Carrie Gray (who adds she doesn't "get it"), Hollywood Highlands (who says the tofurkey was named "Braeburn." Really?), Francis Hinchey, Clint Schaff, and Amy Zipkin for all getting that right. Margo Howard quips, "Well, it wasn't Chuck Hagel." Funny or relevant answers we weren't looking for: marijuana (sorry, Alan Blaustein!), Bradley Manning (sorry, Alex Brant-Zawadzki!) or salmon (John Wall adds, "They're pretty dead by the time they reach market, though").
As for today's question, here it is, with thanks to Francis Hinchey for submitting it: Who was the first President to officially grant a pardon to a turkey?
Click here to submit your answer to @MuckRack. If you don't click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find your contribution quickly (the link will automatically do so for you)! And remember, you must spell your answers correctly to be counted. We’ll announce the winners on Friday, seeing as tomorrow is Thanksgiving!