By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Kathy Hochul hosted a Thanksgiving Eve celebration at the executive mansion in Albany.

The festivities kicked off with a series of what the governor called “dad jokes on steroids,” as she pardoned a turkey.

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“I had a whole speech written for this, but I think I’m just going to ‘wing it,'” she said. “Without ‘feather ado,’ I want to make sure we meet this nice turkey here… This turkey was in a ‘gravy danger’ before I decided to pardon him.”

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Hochul signed a proclamation pardoning Sullivan “Sully” the turkey.

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Sully was donated by the Jaffe family from Snowdance Farms.

CBSNewYork Team