Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Post Turtle: How Did It Get There?

An Old Political Joke

This is a joke that has been around for some time, and through the years the names have been changed, not to protect the innocent, but to reflect the political environment of the time. It's almost like that old game of Ad-libs, but much more serious.

In this version, we are using the name Obama.

"While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, who's hand was caught in the 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 the 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, and he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with."

As time goes on and we see more and more of the moves that President Obama makes or does not make, are there beginning to be second thoughts on the part of some of his supporters?


  1. There won't be anyone leaving Obama's side. He is their messiah, and nothing will keep the believers from breaking that faith.

  2. Sad but true. Blind faith. Good looking turtle though.