While suturing a laceration on the hand of an 80-year-old grizzled Texas rancher (whose hand had caught in a gate while working cattle), a doctor and the old man were talking about John Kerry's possibility of being in the White House.
The old Texan said, "Well, ya know, Kerry's one of them 'post turtles'."
Not knowing what the old man meant, the doctor asked him what a post turtle was.
The old man said, "Well, 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 poor dumb bastard get down 'afore he hurts hisself."
I love it- "Kerry is a post turtle". LOL
Kerry fits the description of a "mugwump". Mug on one side and his wunp on the other.