Friday, July 23, 2004
Ripped this off from a commenter (Chads) on the Command Post:
While suturing a laceration on the hand of an 80-year-old grizzled rancher(whose hand had caught in a gate while working cattle), a doctor and theold man were talking about John Kerry’s possibility of being in the WhiteHouse.
The old rancher said, “Well, ya know, Kerry’s one of them ‘post turtles’.”
Not knowing what the old man meant, the doctor asked him what a post turtlewas.
The old man said, “Well, when you’re driving down a country road and youcome across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a postturtle.”
The old man saw a puzzled look on the doctor’s face, so he continued toexplain, “You know he didn’t get there by himself, he doesn’t belong there,he can’t get anything done while he’s up there, and you just want to helpthe poor dumb bastard get down ‘afore he hurts hisself.”