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Politics at 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.

Mike November 25, 2011 at 12:22 PM
Though listening to some family members share their Black Friday strategies can be disgusting or amusing, depending.
Mike November 25, 2011 at 12:23 PM
Amen, YankeeClipper! Can't wait to see which solution wins the Steel Cage Match. But you gotta get more original than this tired phrase.
Mike November 25, 2011 at 12:25 PM
@Todd: Sorry about the wife thing (assuming her leaving was bad). Why'd you marry a lib'ruhl, anyway?
Mike November 25, 2011 at 12:27 PM
@Todd: Wait a minute...if you're suggesting making "your point briefly and with facts, not ideology"...that means YOU were the lib'ruhl?! From Chatham? ENDANGERED SPECIES ALERT!
Mike November 25, 2011 at 12:28 PM
At least the kids are all pre-occupied with Facebook and texting and as such, aren't as annoying as previous generations.

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