November 21, 2008

Turkey meets its maker as Palin talks to reporters

This video is going viral today (691,529 views on YouTube as of 12:30 today). In it, Governor Palin talks to reporters at a "turkey pardoning" event in the Valley. Behind her, turkeys are being shoved upside down into some sort of a funnel contraption. I'm not exactly sure what's going on back there because the guy with blood all over his pants is in the way but the turkeys don't come out alive. It gets interesting at the 1:06 mark when the turkey executioner produces a new victim.

I post this not to defend turkeys (I plan to cook one up on Turkey Day just like everyone else) nor to poke fun at the Governor (although I personally maybe would have moved over a few feet for a TV interview).

I post it only because it is truly bizarre. Enjoy.


movie buff said...

this interview demonstrates Sarah Palin's cunning ability to use the media for her own ends. For example, the turkey in the background is designed to appear accidental... in reality she put that flailing bird directly behind her to warn anyone who might oppose her rise to power: Submit now or die.

Aaron Selbig said...

Lol! This could be you, Halcro! Neck first in the funnel of death!

kodiakgriff said...

The funnel (killing cone) is designed to prevent the decapitated bird from beating it wings, thus bruising the meat, while it bleeds out.
That said, I too appreciated the subtle threat underlying the actions in the background.
Events have proven what happens to those who cross the Palinator.

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