An elderly man’s definition of a politician is going viral this week, giving people all over the world a much needed laugh.
A doctor was stitching up the cut on the hand of a 75 year-old man who had gotten it caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle. The doctor decided to strike up a conversation with the man, and eventually politics came up.
“Well, as I see it, most politicians are ‘Post Turtles,’” the elderly man said.
The doctor then asked him what a post turtle was. “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 elderly man replied as the doctor looked at him confused.
“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 fool put him up there to begin with.”
Social media users everywhere have been getting a big kick out of the story.
“I like this analogy,” one social media user commented, with another adding, “I laugh, but it is more true than I would like.”
The story reminds me of the old George Bernard Shaw quote that goes, “He knows nothing and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”
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