Pumpkin and Pecan
Congratulations to Pumpkin and Pecan! In the
insulting heart-warming tradition of "pardoning" two lucky turkeys at Thanksgiving, which mockingly light-heartedly mirrors the President's nearly unused power to stay the execution of prisoners, these two lucky turkeys are now able to live out their natural lives in captivity. Unlike the unlucky saps you see here, who ain't got a prayer.
For the record, Bush has pardoned 16 turkeys (two per year). I can find no evidence that he has granted clemency to a single death row inmate (and I have looked hard). The odds are not good: according to deathpenaltyinfo.org, there have been 244 inmates (state and federal) given clemency since 1976, only one federal prisoner among them.
That would be 64 turkeys to one human at the federal level. I'm not sure how many turkeys have been given clemency at the state level....