Racist Distractions!

Straight from major dad’s mailbag:

The Post Turtle
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 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 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 he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he is up there, and you just wonder what kind of idiots put him up there to begin with.’

Man, I can hear the backlash now:

Bitter rednecked bigots got Obama as a dull REPTILE on a dumb POST!!!!

Damning, inflammatory stuff.
Being a curious type, I wondered if “post turtle” was a commonly used expression based on regular events in pastures. It appears to have some basis in fact, according to my earnest Google research ~ they even have pictures. Behold the firstpost turtle“:

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