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“Stop, dad! You’re embarrassing me.”

You know that’s what Sasha and Malia Obama were thinking as they flanked their dad, you know, President Obama Wednesday at the White House in the Rose Garden.

President Obama Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey

We’re not sure what caused the broad smiles but we could imagine they were thinking about all the “dad” jokes they would have to endure.

“It is hard to believe that this is my seventh year of pardoning turkeys,” Obama said, according to ABC News. “Time flies, even if turkeys don’t.”

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“That was good, that was good,” Sasha, his youngest daughter, said with a giggle.

“I thought it was good,” the president replied.


This year’s turkey, Abe, was raised in California’s Central Valley under the supervision of the National Turkey Federation. He is an 18-week-old, 40-pound turkey.

“Abe is now a free bird. He’s TOTUS -– the Turkey of the United States,” Obama said.

Here is where big sister Malia is likely telling little sis under her breath, “It’s almost over. Only 10 more minutes. Keep smiling. ”

President Obama Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey

Congratulations to the stylish duo for holding down their father.



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