President Biden did the annual presidential turkey pardon on Monday, and he made sure not to let the GOP turkeys who predicted a red wave off the hook.
Biden with a red wave joke at the presidential turkey pardon, "The only red wave this season is gonna be if our German shepherd commander knocks over the cranberry sauce on our table." pic.twitter.com/GRvnH4xggg
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 21, 2022
Biden said, “First of all, the votes are in. They’ve been counted and verified. There is no fowl play. There was no ballot box stuffing. The only red wave this season is gonna be if our German Shepherd Commander knocks over the cranberry sauce on our table. “
As per tradition at the turkey pardon, the jokes are corny. Although, Biden has a long way to go if he is ever going to hit the level of corniness that was President Obama’s turkey pardon dad jokes.
All in all, the turkey pardon is usually a light-hearted event, but even President Biden couldn’t resist getting a little tweak in on Republicans. The only red wave they are going to see this week is at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade as Santa goes streaking by on Thanksgiving Day.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association