Obama’s Low Pardon Total: 20% of Them Were Thanksgiving Turkeys


President Obama has pardoned or commuted the sentences of 40 federal convicts, a low among modern presidents, says the Andrew Sullivan blow. At this point in his presidency, Ronald Reagan had pardoned 313 people and Harry Truman 1,537.

Obama has “pardoned” 10 Thanksgiving turkeys, prompting Sullivan to note that 20 percent of Obama’s pardons have been granted to turkeys.

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