Disclaimer: The following was not actually written by Sasha Obama,8.


Sasha Obama here! I am so looking forward to Thanksgiving! But i am not sure if am looking forward to eating turkey this year. Let me tell you a little story.

So on November 25th, 2009 at my house(the White House), my daddy, the president of the United States, decided to pardon a turkey named “Courage”. Apparently, Presidential pardoning of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition at the White House.

Anyway, so there was this turkey and then my dad’s friend asked, “Do you want to pet the turkey Sasha and Malia?” Pet a turkey? Who pets a turkey, i thought to myself.


Even my sister Malia,11, was little scared to pet the turkey, but she did. Yes, she did!


*Gulp* Then i had to pet the turkey, too. Why did i have to do that, dad? Where was my mommy during all of this?

Later on during the “Pardoning Event”, my dad gave a speech and said:

“Today I’m pleased to announce that thanks to the intervention of Malia and Sasha — because I was planning to eat this sucker — Courage will also be spared this terrible and delicious fate.”

I am not sure i am going to be eating turkey tomorrow. Hmm, maybe i can have some fried fish with french fries!

 I mean, baked fish and baked potatoes, mommy!


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