Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Old Joke, New Punchline

My friend Jenn just sent me this:

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, that'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.'

To be perfectly honest, unless something monumentous happen between now and Election Day I'll probably not say much more about the race. I've reached my tipping point as far as my disgust for the process goes, and I just want it over. I'm sick of having to translate the lies and low blows and I'm ready for it all to be over. As Tim Robbins said on the Daily Show Monday night, I just want somebody smart to run the country!!

See ya soon,


Bob said...

I like the post turtle story. I also am ready for it to be done. I am amazed at the numbers of undecided at this point. I suspect these people will go into the booth on election day and flip a coin to decide, since nothing so far has persuaded them one way or the other.

sherlock said...

You should have elections like we do here, we already know who the leader and deputy leader are and we just have to put up lots of really rubbish campaign adverts on TV every five minutes and lots of leaflets through the door!

For some reason the idea of a post turtle really amuses me :)

Marius said...

Hi, Sherlock! Thanks for dropping by. :-)

Anonymous said...

At this point in the game undecideds should be banned from voting. If you are undecided you do not know what is going on and we should save ourselves from your influence.

Please reconsider not posting about the race anymore- this is all important stuff and if I am not mistaken, the kind of discussions you originally wanted the Corner to facilitate.