While suturing a laceration on the hand of a 70-year-old
Massachusetts business Tycoon (whose hand had been
caught in a fence while working at his country home), a
doctor and the old man were talking about Senator John
Kerry possibly being in the White House one day.
The old Tycoon said, "Well, ya know, Kerry is a 'post turtle'."
Not knowing what the old man meant, the doctor asked
him what a post turtle was.
The old man 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 man saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he
continued to explain, "You know he didn't get there by himself,
he doesn't belong there, he can't get anything done while he's up
there, and you just want to help the idiot get down?.