Colorado state Rep. Jonathan Singer issues a turkey day pardon to Thumbstick
Author: Joey Bunch - November 23, 2017 - Updated: November 23, 2017
We should all be thankful for social media. Seriously.
Without Facebook, how would the world know about an important pardon the last week. No, not the 22 people who were granted clemency by Gov. John Hickenlooper last week. Definitely not President Trump congratulating himself for the annual White House pardoning of a turkey, this one named Drumstick, on Tuesday.
“Wow, wow, big bird! That’s a big bird,” Trump said before greeting the second recipient of a Trump pardon (former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio was the first, for criminal contempt of court over federal immigration laws). “Are we allowed to touch? Wow. I feel so good about myself doing this.”
Rep. Jonathan Singer unofficially gave grace this week, too — to a fake turkey. This is what the Democrat from Longmont had to say, er, post:
By the Powers Invested in me by myself I hereby pardon Thumbstick the Tofurky. May you continue to freeze peacefully among your chill friends and provide options for our vegetarian compatriots in time immemorial. Give em Kale this Thanksgiving Thumbstick, Give em Kale.