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Overnight and Early Morning Thread: A Post Turtle versus a Pantsuit Heroine

Yes, yes, I know it’s probably only early evening over there, but it’s early morning here so I get a  pass.

Two things for your delectation. How great to see Hillary on the campaign trail. I’ve missed her. A lot.

And she comes out swinging in a vibrant bold attack on the years of Republican mismanagement

“Make no mistake about it. We’ve done it before and we will do it again. America will once again rise from the ashes of the Bushes.”


America can rise indeed. Especially with Hillary on the stump. Inspiring stuff. But it won’t rise with ‘post turtle’ Sarah Palin.

So hands up. Who remembers what a Post Turtle is?

Someone must be reading Spiffy’s diaries here because anEnglish Newspaper has featured the Post Turtle Tale.

A 75-year-old Texas rancher recently explained this term to a country doctor. The conversation turned to the US election, and Sarah Palin’s vice-presidential candidacy, and the old rancher observed:

“Well, ya know, Palin is a post-turtle.”

The bemused doctor asked what a post-turtle was, and the old man replied:

“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…. 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.”

Post Turtle Palin was put on a pedestal by McCain and Schmidt.

Hillary shattered the glass ceiling with 18 million votes.

No contest.

What’s going on in your minds as prepare for another gruelling week?  


  1. ragekage

    They have time to follow their mom around to campaign stops and such. Me, I guess I just figured they can see the school from their house- isn’t that enough?

  2. alyssa chaos

    i miss McCain and his supporters acting like crazies aka as usual [i kid i kid, or do I?], turtles, more angry talk, rebuttals, CG posting, and other various happenings…


    After Nov. 4 Im going to take a well deserved victory nap [alcohol induced slumber].

  3. swaminathan

    Brilliantly written.  They really make the case, rather than just allude to different aspects.  I guess they have the advantage of no apparent length restrictions.

  4. sricki

    Dunno about everyone else, but I miss her like hell. I expect some of her supporters always will.

    In other news, I detest Mondays.

  5. rfahey22

    I seem to remember that post turtle story from 2004 – I think it gets recycled every few years.  Anyway, I’m not sure what kind of turtles they have down in Texas, but I would bet that my two pet turtles could find their way out of such a predicament.

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