John was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young hens called 'pullets' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.
He kept records and any rooster not performing well went into the soup pot and then replaced. This recording keeping took alot of time so John 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, John could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by simply listening to the bells.
His favorite rooster, Charley, was a very fine specimen but one morning he noticed Charley's bell hadn't rung at all. When he went to investigate, he saw all the other roosters, bells aringing, busy chasing pullets. But, the pullets could hear the bells ringing and so would run for cover thus often escaping the roosters.
To John's amazement, Charley had his bell gripped tightly in his beak so that it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, perform his job and walk on to the next pullet.
John was so proud of Charley, he entered him in the local County Fair and so Charley became an overnight sensation with the local judges. The result was the judges not only awarded Charley with the No Bell Piece Prize but also awarded him the Pulletsuprise as well.
Clearly Charley was a politician in the making. Afterall, who else could figure a way to win two of the most coveted awards on the planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention?