THE POST TURTLE
I was suturing a cut on the hand of a favorite patient and friend of mine, an old Texas rancher who'd caught his hand in a gate while he was working cattle. While I worked, we talked and the conversation came 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, I asked, "What's a post turtle?"
The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road and you spy a fencepost with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle."
He saw that I looked puzzled, so he continued, "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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