Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Old Country Doctor: Post Turtles

Politics at the old country doctor's office:

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 old country doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.

Eventually the topic got around to Barack 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 country doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was.

The old rancher said,"Kids in the country sometimes find a turtle when they are out and about and sometimes they'll put him on the top of a fence post. 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 man 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 want to help the poor dumb thing get down."

by RidesAPaleHorse
image: RAPH; rtelier
Source: The Old Country Doctor: Obama, Busted Hands and Post Turtles

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