Governors

So, when I was young my father told this joke:

There was a young man driving an old, dilapidated bus on a Georgia highway, going way too fast. A State Trooper pulled him over. When the trooper approached the open side door of the bus he looked in at the young driver and said, “Son, ain’t you got a governor on this bus?”

To which the driver replied, “No sir. It smells that way all the time!”

I was reminded of that joke this morning when I heard Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York, proposing that we pass a law requiring governors on trucks on our highways to limit their speed. In case you don’t know, a mechanical governor is a device that can be installed on the engine of a vehicle to limit the maximum RPMs of the engine.

One ponders, though, the usefulness of governors and Governors!

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