Thanksgiving Turkeys

20 Nov

MetroBoston Publication Date November 21, 2012
By Attorney George Warshaw

This Thanksgiving I submit for your consideration my 2012 awards for “Turkey of the Year.”

Turkey of the Year. The United States Senate and Congress, with honors, for showing fearless stupidity in the face of common sense and for putting themselves and their party above the best interests of the people who elected them (but don’t they always do that!).

Without question, these Republican and Democrat butterballs (or butterheads) thought it more important to embarrass the other side in the name of self-righteous indignation that fooled no one. For this they all deserve to share collectively the Turkey of the Year award and be voted out. Unfortunately, too many of them returned to Congress where they will likely embarrass themselves and remain eligible for this award next year.

Runner-up Turkey of the Year. Mitt Romney, for hearing the Democratic Battle Cry of “Millionaires and Billionaires” and trying to prove it correct. One would think a person running for President for more than 8 years would have enough common sense to get rid of his foreign bank accounts a decade ago, delay building a new home with an elevator just for his car, and used his considerable wealth to set up a Bill Gates type of charitable foundation that tried to help people in need. © 2012 George Warshaw.

George Warshaw is a real estate attorney and author. He represents buyers and sellers of homes and condos in Massachusetts, and prepares wills, trusts, and estate plans. George welcomes new clients and questions at


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