Sarah Palin, John McCain … and Post Turtles

A crusty old Texas rancher got his hand cut on some barbed wire while working cattle. While the doctor was sewing up the cut, he started chatting with the old man. Eventually they got around to the election and the possibility of Sarah Palin being a heartbeat away from becoming president.

The old rancher said, “Well, ya know, that there lady is a post turtle.”

The doctor, who wasn’t originally from Texas, said he had no idea 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.”

“But,” said the doctor, “what’s a post turtle got to do with Sarah Palin?”

“Well, son,” said the old man, “you know it couldn’t have got up there by itself, it don’t belong up there, it don’t know what to do while it’s up there, and you just gotta wonder what kind of damn fool put it up there to begin with.”