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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 26 2013 6:35 p.m. MST

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riverofsun
St.George, Utah

Oh Please!
President Obama is doing what every other President before him has done prior to Thanksgiving.
Have others tied this very traditional Thanksgiving Day story with politics during the realm of King Reagan and other Conservative Republican Icons?
Aren't there some other stories of interest out there? So much of the DN tears down our President day after day.
Come on, pick on someone else for a day or two. Heaven knows there are lots of other political individuals causing mayhem in America.
Let's hear more about some of them once in a while. And yes, some are Republicans!

UTAH Bill
Salt Lake City, UT

If Obama does not pardon enough or if he does pardon more - he'll be criticized either way.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Dammed if you do, dammed if you don't.

Some people just have to fabricate reasons to be offended.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Those that want a pardon should follow Obamas example. Never accept resposibility, Always blame someone or something else, And if you are forced to apologize do not admit that you actually did the deed you are accused of, just say your sorry that you were just misunderstood.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Stick with the turkeys.
My favorite was the year GWB pardoned TWO birds.
Dick Cheney wanted to name them "Lunch" and "Dinner."

liberal larry
salt lake City, utah

The criticism of President Obama is getting so ridiculous that I fully expect the DNews find an editorial writer who has delved in the Presidents dentals records and reveals that Obama fails to floss on a regular basis!

milner
Centerfield Sanpete, UT

If you do not want to be locked up! Don`t break the law!

mohokat
Ogden, UT

liberal larry

Criticism of the King?

What's not to criticize? Total failure and a proven liar. But maybe there is a video.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Perhaps Obama should just say," If you like you turkey, you can keep it. Period!" Then take it away from you, punish you with higher taxes for owning the turkey, force you to pay for other people's turkey and lastly, then apologize and say he is sorry you didn't understand him and that you didn't understand why turkeys really are!

Vanceone
Provo, UT

I'm not worried about Obama's pardon rate. Give it until December 2016, after the next election--especially if the Republicans beat Hillary.

The amount of pardons Obama will issue will be amazing, since his administration is the most corrupt and incompetent in history--yes, worse than Buchanan, Grants, and Hardings.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Anyone remember 'Scooter Libby'?

Of course not...

KanataHal
Ottawa, 00

We get our turkeys earlier in the year, here in the wilds of Canada. Let's make a deal. You take our Prime Minister and we will take your president. Obama might enjoy the unfettered powers of the Canadian constitution (but over a less populous realm...)

JSB
Sugar City, ID

Romney was also criticized for not pardoning a lot of people when he was governor. It sound like someone is just looking for one more thing to criticize Obama.

Eliyahu
Pleasant Grove, UT

This, unfortunately, has been a trend with elected officials for decades now. They're all so afraid of being called "soft on crime" that they hesitate to use their power to pardon even on cases where the injustice is so egregious to be obvious to everyone.

cavetroll
SANDY, UT

Re:

mohokat
Ogden, UT
"Those that want a pardon should follow Obamas example. Never accept resposibility, Always blame someone or something else, And if you are forced to apologize do not admit that you actually did the deed you are accused of, just say your sorry that you were just misunderstood."

Maybe Obama learned this from every other politician's example, even Republicans. I have yet to hear any politician say "Yep, I screwed up. I made a mistake." Any and all of them make excuses for their "percieved" misdeeds. People simply misunderstand politicians. They never make a mistake.

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