Happy Thanksgiving

From The West Wing, my favorite mashup of politics and Thanksgiving:

A few years earlier, President Bartlet pardoned a turkey:

Happy Thanksgiving, all.

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. G.A.Phillips says:
  2. Neil Hudelson says:

    Your first clip is actually my favorite clip from the entire series.

  3. Robert in SF says:

    This Facebook page popped up a while back:

    And this request to a cooking column:

    God, I love pop culture in-jokes and meta-references! 🙂 Well, when I get them that is!

  4. Rick Almeida says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to Doug, the rest of the OTB family, and the commentariat.

  5. Ernieyeball says:

    Good Food, Good Meat
    Good God
    Let’s Eat!

  6. The West Wing is like Seinfeld, but for politics… there is a scene about almost everything.