- 22 ноября 2012, 00:31
- POLITICO. TOP 10 Blogs
More than 150 reporters and photographers gathered on Wednesday to watch President Barack Obama pardon the official White House Thanksgiving turkey -- and crack a joke about New York Times statistician Nate Silver.
"For the first time in our history, the winners of the White House turkey pardon were chosen through a highly competitive online vote. And once again, Nate Silver completely nailed it," Obama said. "The guy's amazing. He predicted these guys would win."
"I want to thank everyone who participated in this election," he added. "Because of your votes, the only cobbler anyone's eating this Thanksgiving will come with a side of ice cream."
Of the two turkeys, Cobbler and Gobbler, Cobbler scored the official pardon.