It’s much ado about nothing, this turkey pardoning flap. Are we suddenly more virtuous when we don’t see the animals that are being killed to feed us?
It's the "much ado" part that is the problem. Gov. Palin now has the MSM doing everything it can to make her look bad. While you and I don't have a problem with our food being slaughtered so that we can eat it, a lot of other people, even fellow carnivores, will see this as cruel and insensitive. The MSM is going to play that up as much as it can to make Gov. Palin look as bad as possible.
We shouldn't be "helping" the MSM by giving them these sorts of gifts.
I can attest that the depicted procedure is necessary. If this process is skipped, it becomes even more difficult to properly cook the bird.