lobbyist, on his way home from work in Washington,
D.C., came to a dead halt in traffic and thought
to himself, "Wow, this seems worse than usual."
He noticed a police officer walking between the
lines of stopped cars, so he rolled down his window
and asked, "Officer, what's the hold-up?"
The officer replied, "The
President is depressed, so he stopped his motorcade
and is threatening to douse himself with gasoline
and set himself on fire. He says no one believes
his stories about why we went to war in Iraq,
or the connection between Saddam and al-Qaeda,
or that his tax cuts will help anyone except his
wealthy friends. So we're taking up a collection
The lobbyist asks, "How
much have you got so far?"
The officer replies, "About
four gallons, but a lot of folks are still siphoning."