WASHINGTON, D.C. (Newsource) – Two turkeys named “Chocolate” and “Chip” are the luckiest in the country right now.
President Joe Biden spared the two gobblers in the annual tradition of the White House turkey pardon.
How did the 46 and 47 pound birds get so lucky? Well, you can’t say no strings were pulled.
They were raised in North Carolina by the chairman of the National Turkey Federation, which has been supplying Thanksgiving turkeys to the White House since 1947.
President John F. Kennedy was the first to pardon one in 1963. The tradition didn’t catch on, though.
It took more than a quarter century to become the norm, when President George H.W. Bush revived it in 1989.