Obama pardons Cobbler the turkey, but runner-up Gobbler gets to live, too

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President Obama pardoned a turkey — and a spare — at a White House ceremony Wednesday.

Cobbler the turkey emerged victorious in nationwide poll against another turkey, Gobbler, in a twist to the annual tradition.

“They say that life is all about second chances, and this November, I could not agree more,” the president said during the Thanksgiving Eve Rose Garden ceremony, where he also spared runner-up Gobbler from someone’s dinner table. ”If Cobbler cannot fulfill his duties as the official White House turkey, Gobbler will be waiting in the wings.”

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