Of course, as the President pointed out, this is a silly ritual, but he accomplishes it with good humor, and the support of his daughters.
His daughters by the way are growing into fine young women, and you can certainly see how mature they have become, and how strong their relationship is with their father.
P.S. Yes I know that some of you are impatiently awaiting ANOTHER infamous turkey pardoning ceremony. And to you I say be patient, after all it is NOT Thanksgiving quite yet.