Presidential Turkey Pardons in Photos

President Obama gestures that his daughters Sasha andd Malia would rather pass on touching 'Cheese' during ceremony Wednesday when the president traditionally pardons a turkey, saving it from the dinner table. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
President Obama gestures that his daughters Sasha andd Malia would rather pass on touching 'Cheese' during ceremony Wednesday when the president traditionally pardons a turkey, saving it from the dinner table. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
President George W. Bush getting a bird's eye view as he pardons a Thanksgiving turkey in 2007. Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post/Getty Images
President George W. Bush getting a bird's eye view as he pardons a Thanksgiving turkey in 2007. Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post/Getty Images
Sasha Obama as 'Courage' is pardoned in 2009. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Sasha Obama as 'Courage' is pardoned in 2009. Alex Wong/Getty Images
President Reagan pardoning a turkey in 1988. NY Daily News/Getty Images
President Reagan pardoning a turkey in 1988. NY Daily News/Getty Images
Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman gets face to face with 'Jerry' after President Clinton granted the bird a pardon in 2000. Mark Wilson/Newsmakers
Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman gets face to face with 'Jerry' after President Clinton granted the bird a pardon in 2000. Mark Wilson/Newsmakers
President George W. Bush pets 'Flyer' after giving the bird a pardon in 2006. Chuck Kennedy/MCT
President George W. Bush pets 'Flyer' after giving the bird a pardon in 2006. Chuck Kennedy/MCT
A live turkey stands in front of a waxwork of President Obama at Madame Tussauds in London, 2010, ahead of the annual pardoning of the turkey. AP Photo/Joel Ryan
A live turkey stands in front of a waxwork of President Obama at Madame Tussauds in London, 2010, ahead of the annual pardoning of the turkey. AP Photo/Joel Ryan
President George W. Bush meets 'Liberty', the turkey to receive the annual Thanksgiving presidential pardon in 2001. TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images
President George W. Bush meets 'Liberty', the turkey to receive the annual Thanksgiving presidential pardon in 2001. TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images
An unidentified White House staffer corrals 'Pumpkin' prior to the pardoning in 2008. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
An unidentified White House staffer corrals 'Pumpkin' prior to the pardoning in 2008. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
President George H. W. Bush doing the honors in 1992. AP Photo/Greg Gibson
President George H. W. Bush doing the honors in 1992. AP Photo/Greg Gibson
Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and 'Marshmallow', in 2005. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and 'Marshmallow', in 2005. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
President Clinton, holding his nephew Tyler, 6, before granting a pardon to 'Jerry' in 2000. AP Photo/Kenneth Lambert
President Clinton, holding his nephew Tyler, 6, before granting a pardon to 'Jerry' in 2000. AP Photo/Kenneth Lambert
President Obama with Malia and Sasha at their first pardon in 2009. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
President Obama with Malia and Sasha at their first pardon in 2009. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Malia Obama pets 'Courage' as her sister Sasha hangs back in 2009. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Malia Obama pets 'Courage' as her sister Sasha hangs back in 2009. Alex Wong/Getty Images
President Obama pardons Liberty, in 2011. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
President Obama pardons Liberty, in 2011. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
President Obama with his daughters saving 'Popcorn' from the dinner table in 2013. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
President Obama with his daughters saving 'Popcorn' from the dinner table in 2013. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Walter Gislason, the turkey's handler, keeps a close eye on President Clinton during pardon in 1998. TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images
Walter Gislason, the turkey's handler, keeps a close eye on President Clinton during pardon in 1998. TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images
'Cheese' is ready for his closeup in 2014. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
'Cheese' is ready for his closeup in 2014. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
President George W. Bush grabs turkey breeder Ron Prestage's hand while petting 'Katie' in 2002. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
President George W. Bush grabs turkey breeder Ron Prestage's hand while petting 'Katie' in 2002. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
'Biscuits' getting some face time with President Bush in 2004. Robert A. Reeder/The Washington Post/Getty Images
'Biscuits' getting some face time with President Bush in 2004. Robert A. Reeder/The Washington Post/Getty Images
Guests take photographs of 'Apple' before the annual pardon in 2010. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Guests take photographs of 'Apple' before the annual pardon in 2010. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Turkey photo call in 2013. Only one will be granted a presidential pardon. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Turkey photo call in 2013. Only one will be granted a presidential pardon. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images