I’ve known the post turtle story for some years now, but this re-telling has finally found the right subject turtle:
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 Palin and her bid.
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 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 she didn’t get up there by herself, she doesn’t belong up there, and she doesn’t know what to do while she’s up there, and you just wonder what kind of dummy put her up there to begin with”.
As the friend who sent this to me said, I still have a hard time feeling sorry for her as Judith Warner does (she characterizes the nomination as an act of cruelty to Palin) but Palin accepted gladly… she is no dummy – she should know what running for VP entails – so I only feel sorry for her blind ambition.
Sharp-eyed reader Jane brought this website, P is for President Palin, to my attention. Someone else is into the alphabet, I see. They include words all the way through the alphabet if P is not enough for you.