The local political leader was invited to speak to the inmates of a mental asylum.
The politician had begun his talk and had been going for about ten minutes when a fellow in the back stood up and yelled, "Oh, you don't know what you are talking about! Besides, you are talking too much. Why don't you shut up and sit down!"
"I will wait a minute until you put that man out," the politician said to the superintendent.
"Put him out?" the superintendent asked.
"Certainly not! That poor man has been here for eight years and that is the first time he has ever said anything that made any sense, sir."