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Obama Name-Drops Nate Silver During Turkey Pardon

Nov 21, 2012t at 2:25 pm

At the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon, President Obama jokingly name-checked the New York Times election stats guru Nate Silver.

“Once again,” Obama joked, “Nate Silver completely nailed it,” referring to the President’s decision to “pardon” both of the turkeys in question after a Facebook vote by permitting them to live out their lives rather than be slaughtered to make a Thanksgiving meal.

Like other statistical models, Silver’s algorithm correctly predicted all fifty states in the Presidential election, despite vicious criticism of his approach as having a “liberal bias.” Watch Obama’s remarks:

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 611/23/2012

I knew you wouldn't be able to let it go once the election was over. Embarrassing.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 111/21/2012

Those grapes were probably sour anyway, R1.

Poor you.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 211/21/2012

Thanks, again, PT(for so much info during the election season) and for this great clip - I very likely would not have seen this if not for your posting - I think it is VERY cool - can you imagine what Nate must think!?!

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 311/21/2012

Thanks for posting PT!

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 411/21/2012

[quote]I knew you wouldn't be able to let it go once the election was over. Embarrassing.

Only for you, R1, only for you. You and your so-called friends are the sorest losers in election history.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 511/21/2012

I don't know about that but did you know Bea Wain is still alive?

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 611/23/2012
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