That lil' scamp
Dick Cheney emerges from his underground
coffin bunker and pretends he has a sense of humor:
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Adhering to a tradition now entering its 60th year, President Bush on Tuesday delivered a full presidential pardon to the national Thanksgiving turkey in the Rose Garden at the White House.
He also announced the names of the bird and its alternate, which were chosen by people who voted online. They will officially be called May and Flower, the president said.
"That's certainly better than the names the vice president suggested: Lunch and Dinner," Bush joked.
And everyone laughed nervously as they prayed silent thanks that they had never taken Cheney up on those offers of hunting trips...
(Yes, "vice president" is uncapitalized in the CNN story. Either they're doing their typical wonderful job of checking pitifully basic English usage, or Commander Codpiece actually somehow said it in lower case. Which I wouldn't put past him.)