Definition of a Politician

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old farmer, whose
hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle,
the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.
Eventually the topic got around to Politicians and their role as our

The old rancher said, “Well, you know,
most Politicians are ‘Post Turtles’.”

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

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, he doesn’t know what to do while
he’s up there, he’s elevated beyond his ability to
function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb Ass put
him up there to begin with.”

Best explanation I’ve heard yet.


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