Friday, September 19, 2008

Post turtle

My uncle Jim just sent this out:pt.png
While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old Texas rancher, whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be our President.

The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Obama is a 'post turtle'." Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a "post turtle" was. The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'."

The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain. "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he is up there, and you just wonder what kind of a [dummy] put him up there to begin with."*
I must give Obama some credit: he does speak very well, and has an excellent presence on camera, as well as an impressive ability to respond to criticism. I suppose the stereotypical politician is known for smooth-talking, vague unfulfillable promises, and appeasement -- he seems to fit that mold almost perfectly.

That said, this is a man who, as far as I can tell, has never authored a bill in Congress nor lead anything substantial, and has used illegal drugs. Is this really the best our country can produce?

* Note, this is conveniently un-sourced, but a simple Google search points out that this is rather old and appears to have been first applied to G.W. Bush.

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