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Friday, July 25, 2014

Recycled Redneckism: Palin’s the Post Turtle Now

Posted by admin on 2008 September 28

I saw this in a forwarded email while setting up someone’s new computer and asked them to forward it to me.

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.

How original, I thought! Then I did some snooping on google and got 57,500 hits for the phrase “post turtle”, the top one being for Bush in the starring role, and many others having Obama as the turtle in the minds of Hillary supporters.

But now the chickens have come home to roost, so to speak, in their proper place. If anybody ever deserved the post turtle description, it’s Sarah Palin. So without further explanation, as I’m sure you’ll agree none is needed, I’m adding my little blog post about it, adding to the current 11,600 hits for that in Google.

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