Posted Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 3:56 PM
President Obama gestures during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon with his daughters Sasha and Malia
Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.
President Obama was in an understandably festive mood today while sparing the lives of Cobbler and Gobbler, two 40-pound turkeys that were given the traditional Thanksgiving pardons this time around.
"Once again, Nate Silver completely nailed it," Obama joked about the would-be-meals that were selected by an online survey to receive the annual presidential pardons. "The guy's amazing, he predicted these guys would win."
Here's the video (the joke, along with a few others, comes within the first minute):