The Onion: Obama Outlines Moral, Philosophical Justifications For Turkey Pardon (VIDEO)

Nov 24, 2010 | Updated May 25, 2011

President Obama's pragmatism is often his Achilles' Heel, and even Thanksgiving is no vacation from his tendency for excessive deliberation. The Onion News Network reports that Obama has, after careful research, analysis, and bilateral meetings, made the executive decision to perform the traditional presidential pardon of one Thanksgiving turkey.

Many comedy outlets find it challenging to cast Obama in a satirical light, but The Onion regularly knocks their Obama stories out of the park without resorting to cheap or convoluted jokes at his expense. This video is a perfect example of using humor to explore some of the most common perceptions of the President, often criticized for being analytical and compromising to a fault.