Grapevine: Obama pardons for turkeys vs. drug offenders

And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

Pardon Me?

After pardoning turkeys Carmel and Popcorn at the White House, President Obama has now pardoned nearly as many flightless birds as drug offenders.

The number of turkeys – 10; the number of drug offenders -- 12. That's from a total of 39 pardons.

By the same time in his presidency, President Reagan had pardoned 313 people.

The American Civil Liberties Union is petitioning the president to review the cases of some 2,000 people serving life sentences for non-violent crimes -- who, as the Huffington Post notes -- unlike overweight turkeys -- will most likely be around next Thanksgiving.


An online questionnaire for a court in Georgia caught one potential juror's attention.

Intending to list his occupation as sales the man clicked the letter "S" and saw slave.

WXIA-TV reports, the software company that designed the program says the county entered the information in the drop down menu.

Officials reportedly removed the word slave from the site within an hour of its discovery.

It is unclear how long the word was actually on the list.

From Bad

And finally, proof that two wrongs still don't make a right.

An Oregon man's child was apparently elbowed in the face while playing football in a local park.

The father demanded to know who hit his son.

One kid spoke up.

The man struck him in the temple and knocked him unconscious.

It turns out, it was not the child responsible for the incident.

The man was arrested and charged with second degree assault and held on $25,000 bond.