Happy Thanksgiving

In this week’s column for the Waukesha Freeman, I found a number of reasons to be grateful despite the bleak political season.

Just remember, as rough as your Thanksgiving could be, eating with an editor of the New York Times has got to be worse.

I’m grateful I am not eating Thanksgiving with the New York Times editorial board. Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin recently did the Thanksgiving photo opportunity of pardoning the Thanksgiving turkey at a turkey farm. While the press was interviewing her on camera, the turkey farmer processed a couple of turkeys in the background.

The squeamish New York Times editorial board actually complained about Palin’s interview, calling the slaughter of the turkeys an “execution” and “carnage.” What do they eat for Thanksgiving? Tofu?