A newcomer to the Ashe County political scene was out canvassing votes. He came to a farm and approached a young man milking a cow.
Just as he was starting to make his pitch for a vote, an old man came out on the back porch and called to the young man, „Luke, come on in the house. Who’s that man talking to you?”
„Says he’s a politician, Pop”, replied Luke.
„Well, in that case”, says the old man, „better bring the cow in with you.”