Obama spares two turkeys, continuing White House tradition

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(CNN) – Two turkeys from Willmar, Minnesota are counting their blessings this day before Thanksgiving, officially pardoned by President Obama and set to be transported to classy digs at Mount Vernon.

For two turkeys the day before at least 45 million of their comrades are to be consumed at dinner tables across the country, it’s the equivalent of winning the jackpot.

“Tomorrow is one of the best days of the year to be an American. It is a day to count are blessings, spend time with the ones we love, and enjoy some good food in great company. But it’s also one of the worst days to be a turkey. They don’t have it so good,” Obama said at a ceremony on the North Portico of the Whit House [QUOTE: CNN]