I guess you could call me a “healthy eater.” I don’t love desserts and think twice about the number of fries I steal from someone else's plate (usually someone actually at my table). I also eat a variety of foods – from pasta with veggies and salmon to a cheeseburger with everything on it.
So, it’s Thanksgiving, and the Holidays, and turkey is naturally front and center. I’m heading to NYC to meet with family and friends and turkey was sure high on my list…that is, until I saw the Sarah Palin/turkey slaughter plant video. It was like something out of an SNL skit. There’s Sarah near the camera to our left and not too far behind her on the right, in clear view, is a guy in a white coat taking bound, live turkeys and stuffing then head first into like this wood chipper metal bin. Every now and then he would turn to the camera while Sarah was going on…smiling and saying what a pleasure it was to be there. Turkey feet were twitching and blood was pooling and there I was…glued to this scene that looked like something from SAW V and really trying not to gag. Was this a local TV reporter playing a joke on Palin? Was it a PR person who just forgot to advance the scene for the shoot? Who knows? But the moral of the story for me is that I’m off turkey for the time being and have changed our Thanksgiving reservation to an Italian restaurant. Pasta with basil and olive oil is looking pretty good to me about now.
Happy Holidays everyone!!!
If you want to see it for yourself, here it is but I warned you: