Dukakis Asked For Bostonians’ Unused Turkey Carcasses And They Obliged

Boston residents were more than happy to oblige former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis’ plea for no turkey carcasses to go to waste this Thanksgiving and delivered nearly a dozen of them to the former presidential nominee’s doorstep.

In a recent Boston Globe profile headlined “Michael Dukakis would very much like your turkey carcass,” the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee waxed poetic about the uses for turkey remnants and went as far as to offer up his home address for residents to drop off unwanted carcasses.

“Throwing out a turkey carcass is sinful. Absolutely sinful,” Dukakis told the Globe. “It’s a terrible thing to do. There’s so much richness and goodness in a turkey carcass, God.”

Dukakis continued: “They should use the carcass…And if they don’t want to, tell them to come to 85 Perry Street in Brookline. We’ll make full use of it, believe me.”

Dukakis’ daughter Ali took to her verified Twitter account to track the process.

As of noon ET Friday, Ali Dukakis tweeted that the family has received a dozen donated carcasses—an ample bounty for a year of homemade stock.

h/t Boston.com

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