President Obama Just Dropped Nine Dad Jokes In A Row At The Turkey Pardon

President Obama has just pardoned his eighth and final pair of thanksgiving turkeys. And though he’ll only be the leader of the free world for a little while longer, the departing President made it clear that he’ll be the king of the dad joke for a long while yet.

 Usually Obama appears alongside his daughters Malia and Sasha, and does his best to embarrass them with increasingly outlandish dad jokes and turkey puns. But even he himself admitted yesterday that ‘they just couldn’t take my jokes anymore, they were fed up.’

And despite the fact that his children weren’t there, the president still found the time to work some outrageous turkey and thanksgiving puns into his pardoning speech.

There were nine in total (though some of the more subtle ones might have gone over our heads), and we’ve collected them together here for your cringing pleasure.

1. “Everyone knows that Thanksgiving traffic can put people in a fowl mood.”

2. “I want to take a moment to recognize the brave turkeys who weren’t so lucky, who didn’t get to ride the gravy train to freedom and who met their fate with courage and sacrifice and proved that they weren’t chicken.”

President Obama -- with his nephews Aaron Robinson and Austin Robinson, and National Turkey Federation Chairman John Reicks -- pardons Tot, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, on Wednesday.
President Obama — with his nephews Aaron Robinson and Austin Robinson, and National Turkey Federation Chairman John Reicks — pardons Tot, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, on Wednesday.

3. “That’s worth gobbling about.”

4. “A corny-copia of dad jokes about turkey.”

5. “We’re not leaving any room for leftovers”
6. “We should also make sure everyone has something to eat on Thanksgiving, except for the turkeys because they’re already stuffed.”

7. “No way I’m cutting this habit cold turkey.”

8. “Yes we cran.”

A wonderful call-back to his 2008 presidential campaign, this reminder of the ‘Yes We Can’ mantra was a lovely way to round off the festival of dad jokes, and the perfect note with which to tie up Obama’s final ever turkey pardon.

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