Obama pardons turkeys 'Honest' and 'Abe'

Obama pardons turkeys 'Honest' and 'Abe'

President Obama spared two turkeys named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.

Obama pardoned "Abe," the 2015 national Thanksgiving turkey, during a ceremony Wednesday in the White House Rose Garden. Abe gobbled right on cue as Obama finished his absolution.

Don't fret for "Honest," though, the second bird, who was nearby if off camera. Both turkeys will spend their remaining days living it up on a Virginia farm.