Truism from Hanlan Masters Sculler

Hanlan Masters sculler, Avtar Dhanota, had a letter to the editor published in this week's Globe and Mail (May 28).  He told "a well-travelled story" that he found amusingly pertinent to the current political scandals. "Old rancher:  As I see it, most politicians are 'post turtles'.

City lad:  What is a 'post turtle'?

Old rancher:  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 he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of fool put him up there to begin with."