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Two Turkeys Will Be Lucky Ducks

On Tuesday at 1 p.m. two very lucky turkeys will be the focal point of a press conference on the rooftop of the W Hotel. Don’t worry, Politico‘s Ben White. Your presence at the W is not required. In fact, your picture is posted by check-in with the words: WATCH OUT FOR THIS TURKEY.

The 19-week-old, 40-pound turkey and his alternate will strut their stuff in honor of a Wednesday ceremony at the White House at which President Obama will pardon them. Steve Willardsen, Chairman of the National Turkey Federation, and W’s General Manager Ed Baten will be on hand to oversee things. But before these turkeys head over to the White house, they will live in a suite at the W — we hear the bathrooms in the suites are not in the room’s foyer as they were in White’s room last week.

For anyone worried about the fate of these turkeys post pardoning… they will relocate to Mount Vernon, where they will reside permanently.

Tuesday’s presser is for media only. No outsiders allowed. Members of the media who want to attend should get in touch with BrandLink’s Barbara Martin at

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