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Poll: Politics at the Thanksgiving Table: Appetizing or Annoying?

Does political talk go well with turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie? Or does it just make for a dyspeptic holiday?

As you celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holiday this year, consider the the following. The next time you do so, the 2012 presidential election campaign will have just ended.

So for those inclined to campaign at the Thanksgiving table, 2011 is it. But is that a good idea? Stories of political arguments ruining holiday gatherings are the stuff of many family legends.

Whether you are host or guest, do you favor or dread political conversation over Thanksgiving Dinner? Let us know by voting in our poll and sharing your experiences and your advice here.

Francis T McVetty November 25, 2011 at 02:09 PM
Isssy, the true meaning of a liberal. One who likes to spend OTHER peoples money.
charityneverfaileth November 25, 2011 at 04:34 PM
You are exactly right. Of course, it's only for the common good!
jan November 30, 2011 at 01:26 PM
And here we are, arguing politics again. Not good for Thanksgiving/Christmas table and not good for friendships
Scott Walters November 30, 2011 at 03:45 PM
I have a tradition of naming the turkey after someone who has been a big turkey during that year. Sometimes my choices are motivated by society and sometimes by politics. The reactions are always interesting. This year's turkey was non-political....Kardashian...and was devoured by all!
Francis T McVetty November 30, 2011 at 11:41 PM
Jan, we are between holidays, so bring it on.

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