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Beat 360° 11/23/11
President Barack Obama is flanked by his daughters, Sasha and Malia, and National Turkey Federation Chairman Richard Huisinga as he pardons “Liberty,” a 19-week-old, 45-pound turkey at the White House on November 23, 2011. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
November 23rd, 2011
03:33 PM ET

Beat 360° 11/23/11

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture, and you provide the caption. Our staff will join in, too. Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. to see if yours is our favorite!

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Staff:

“Daaaaaaaaaad, can we go over to Occupy later?”
Sam

 

Viewer:

"Liberty" may get the pardon, but those other turkeys on the super committee should 'get the axe."
Bridget
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  1. Londa

    Does this mean were having spaghetti for Thanksgiving dinner?

    November 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
  2. Alexander Constantine, CT

    Too bad the turkey isn't named dolly; then you could have a Dolly Pardon.

    November 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
  3. Alexander Constantine, CT

    Sasha and Malia are praying for a similar pardon once their father sees their report card.

    November 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm |
  4. Orla Stuart - Santa Cruz, CA

    If his name is "Liberty" why can't we make some turkey "Liberty" dogs out of him?

    November 23, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
  5. rick wilson

    Fox News Report: Obama's "Left Wing" pardon of socialist Turkey.

    November 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  6. motown phyl

    "Pardon ME" says President Obama as he delivers a quick karate chop to silence the turkey before him. "It's about time I had a nice meal since Michele has had me on a strict vegetarian diet using that dang vegetable garden she planted."

    November 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
  7. Janis Goings

    I bless you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost-now let's get you in the oven!

    November 23, 2011 at 6:13 pm |
  8. Mike Paston

    The new leader of the Iowa carcus.

    November 23, 2011 at 6:10 pm |
  9. Ed

    I'm counting on the turkey vote next year!

    November 23, 2011 at 6:09 pm |
  10. Orla Stuart - Santa Cruz, CA

    Sasha and Malia : "Yeah, it's only pardoning a dumb turkey, but it at least got us out of school for the day!"

    November 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm |
  11. charlotte

    " Do you solemnly swear that to your knowledge you are not, have never been, nor intend to be genetically modified?"

    November 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  12. Steve, Bend OR

    Isn't this how George W. Bush accidentally pardoned Libby?

    November 23, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  13. R, Kelly

    "I, for one, welcome our new turkey overlords."

    November 23, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  14. Orla Stuart - Santa Cruz, CA

    Not AnOTHER turley!!!! i watched a whole flock of them on CNN last night!

    November 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  15. Jon in Alabama

    The turkey would never realize how lucky he was not to be in Texas, where to date the execution has proceeded as planned on every gobbler.

    November 23, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  16. Sheila of Santa Cruz

    President Obama pardons "Liberty" while refusing to the Republicans ruffle HIS feathers.

    November 23, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  17. Kevin

    After looking at the U.S. finances, Obama has no choice but to pardon the turkey as we are all out of gravy.

    November 23, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  18. Orla Stuart - Santa Cruz, CA

    Give me "Liberty" or give me a drumstick!

    November 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  19. Bridget S.

    "Liberty" may get the pardon, but those other turkeys on the super committee should 'get the axe.'

    November 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  20. Anssuya, Singapore

    Mr President: No cuts please, thank you

    November 23, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  21. Robert D'Amico

    "If you vote Republican, off with your head!"

    November 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  22. Kelsey

    Off with his head!

    November 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  23. Chris Roller

    The Obama daughters watch in horror as the President decides against pardoning Liberty and prepares to demonstrate the process of live turkey to Thanksgiving dinner.

    November 23, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
  24. Chelsea W

    Just hold it steady...

    November 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  25. Tami from CO

    Yep. That about sums up my presidency. Sorry girls!!

    November 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  26. anne Bradley

    Why is Dad blessing this turkey..Shouldn't the Pope be doing that

    November 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  27. Dave McConnell

    I can't even cut the deficit what makes you think I could chop your head off little fella

    November 23, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  28. Robert

    " I can't believe I have to stand here while he pardon's a turkey.. I could be watching Wendy!"

    November 23, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  29. Shelly Larson

    Rick Perry forgot to change out of his Halloween costume, thus being mistaken for the traditional Thanksgiving turkey.

    November 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  30. Lynda Nelson, BC Canada

    President Obama:

    Liberty is lucky she is not on the Super Committee ... because she's the only 'turkey' I'm going to pardon!!

    November 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  31. Lisa from OH

    Have you seen what these hands did to a bug? Waaaahhhhhhhh

    November 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  32. Steve Stiefel

    "You? You're good. I've got 435 other Congressional turkeys that are gonna get it come Monday."

    November 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  33. Jordan Urban

    'Dad, It's a turkey....It does'nt understand you"

    November 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  34. Alex Citron

    karate chop

    November 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  35. Mike Vera

    Obama:
    "I now declare this turkey a vegetable"

    November 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  36. john stevens TORONTO

    Don't leave me hangin bird.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
  37. Raph

    Dibs in this half!

    November 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
  38. Alina

    "ok Dad, u pardoned Liberty and Peace, now let's go take Wall St. To the kitchen, and bake up some stuffed turkey!"

    November 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  39. Theresa

    Obama's daughters weren't impressed as the President unwittingly showed his beer pong stance while taking part in the annual Thanksgiving tradition of pardoning a turkey.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  40. Amanda K

    Just cut off his head right there! I'm starving.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  41. Darrin

    ' If I didn't have to pardon you..this part would be stirred into the gravy....siiigh....'

    November 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  42. Cory Walsh

    Obama pretending he is the Pope....the next office he will seek.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  43. Melanea

    Obama CHOP!!

    November 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  44. Lauren Bradshaw

    And with a little chop here and stuffing there, tah-dah, you have a presidential turducken!

    November 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  45. Beth from NC

    Parents can be SO embarrassing! I hope my friends aren't watching this!

    November 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  46. Michael

    "Now that you've been pardoned, don't complain that you are unemployed."

    November 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  47. Greg S.

    Obama: "We can't wait! I'm going to chop his head off right now."

    November 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
  48. Zoe Carmichael

    Obama prepares to carve the thanksgiving turkey using his signature 'Presidential Judo Chop"

    November 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
  49. Janine from PA

    Those GOP candidates have as much chance of getting elected President as this turkey does.

    November 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
  50. Janine from PA

    Yes the super committee was a turkey, uh no offense Liberty.

    November 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
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