Who Placed the ‘Turtle on the Post’ ?

Today, Bill Clinton was campaigning for Barack Obama in Florida.  During his speech, he mentioned a “post turtle”.  Not all of us are from Arkansas and may not know what a post turtle is.  Here’s an explanation.

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 Sarah Palin and her bid to be a heartbeat away from being President.

The old rancher said, “Well, ya know, Palin 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, it’s a post turtle.”

The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor’s face, so he continued to explain.

“You know she didn’t get up there by herself, she doesn’t belong up there, she doesn’t know what to do while she is up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put her up there to begin with.”

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16 thoughts on “Who Placed the ‘Turtle on the Post’ ?

  1. Actually, Zooey, you are correct. The actual reference is “Post Turtle”. Bill Clinton used “Pole Turtle”.

  2. That is very funny indeed- a perfect analogy. I think that in addition to being out of her league, her selection satisfied the good and bad sides of McCain- oh, I forgot that he’s only got the crappy side left. Check out this cartoon, it was done with a scene from Animal House in mind.

  3. You could also say the same about Barack Hussein Obama II…what deep pockets you have Muhammad…all the better to see on prime-time network at 2000 on Wednesday!

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