posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 08:09 PM
George, the farmer, was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called "pullets", and ten roosters, whose job it
was to fertilize the eggs.
George kept records, and any rooster that didn't perform went into the soup pot and was replaced. That took an awful lot of his time, so he bought a
set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone so George could tell from a distance which rooster was
performing. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.
George's favorite rooster was old Butch, a very fine specimen he was, too. But on this particular morning George noticed old Butch's bell hadn't
rung at all! George went to investigate. The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing. The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would
run for cover.
But to Farmer George's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the
George was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Renfrew County Fair, and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.
The judges not only awarded old Butch the No Bell Piece Prize, but they awarded him the Pullet surprise as well.
Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making: who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our
planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.
Vote carefully this year...the bells are not always audible.