Fred was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young pullets and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.
He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.
This took a lot of time, so Fred bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.
Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out his efficiency report by just… listening to the bells.
Fred’s favorite rooster, Old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this one morning he noticed that Old Butch’s bell hadn’t rung at all!
When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.
To Fred’s amazement, Old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn’t ring. He’d sneak up on a pullet, perform his duties and walk on to the next one.
Fred was so proud of Old Butch, that he entered him in the County Fair, and Old Butch became an overnight sensation among the judges.
The judges not only awarded Old Butch the “No Bell Piece Prize,” but they also awarded him the “Pulletsurprise” 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 coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on an unsuspecting populace and taking advantage of them when they weren’t paying attention.