Madeline was in the fertilized egg business. She had several hundred young 'pullets' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.
She kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.
As this took a lot of time, she bought some tiny bells and attached them to her roosters.
Each bell had a different tone, so she could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.
Now, she could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.
Madeline's favourite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning she noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all!
When she went to investigate, she saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.
To Madeline's amazement, old rascal 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 next one!!
Madeline felt so proud of old Butch, she entered him in the Dowerin Show. He became an overnight sensation among the judges and the judges not only awarded old Butch the "NoBell Piece Prize," but they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.
Clearly old Butch was a cunning 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 the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.
So, vote carefully at the next election, you can't always hear the bells.