Celebri-Turkey Holds Court at W’s Rooftop Bar

In advance of Wednesday's presidential pardoning, 2011's most famous turkey is enjoying special snacks and an upscale suite at the W Hotel.

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The celebri-turkey, straight in from Minnesota, holds court at the W's rooftop bar Tuesday afternoon, a day before he's scheduled to be pardoned by the president.
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While most turkeys would probably be fazed by flashing cameras and big crowds, this little guy has spent two weeks training to be calm in such conditions.
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The turkeys will have a White House view from their special suite.
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The 21-week-old celebri-turkey and his alternate will spend Tuesday night at the W, eating special treat boxes of acorns, berries and corn.
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Even considering his special training, the as-yet-unnamed turkey was surprisingly calm. His name will be announced at the pardoning ceremony at the White House Wednesday.
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The turkey's food and water dishes were decked out with some presidential turkey seals.
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The 45-pound turkey and his alternate will be on display for Christmas at Mount Vernon through Jan. 6, after which they'll retire comfortably in a custom-built enclosure.
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The turkey seemed to be drawn to the White House view.
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