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 Obama and his bid to be our president. The old rancher said, “Well, ya know, Obama is a ‘Post Turtle'”.
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post turtle’ was.
The old rancher said, “When your 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 he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, and he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, and you just wonder what kind of dummy put him up there to begin with”.
Apologies to my friends who like Obama and plan to vote for him. I like Obama, honestly, and what he represents in progress in our nation. But we are not electing a symbol, we are electing a leader. It should be blatantly obvious that Obama is now saying whatever will get him elected. I don’t pay as much attention to what candidates say during an election as I do what they have done in the past (if they actually voted) and what they said before they knew they’d be running for president. The only “change” I see in Obama is how much his message and policies changed once he knew he was running for president. I’m not a huge fan of John McCain, but they man has been saying and doing the same thing for decades. What you see is what you get – a man dedicated to working hard for our nation, even when it wasn’t popular from either side. That’s leadership you can trust after the campaign is over.