A lobbyist, on his way home from work in Washington, DC, came to a dead
halt in traffic and thought to himself,
"Wow, this traffic 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 holdup?"
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
worsening deficit and economy, or that his tax cuts will help anyone
except his wealthy friends. So we're taking up a
collection for him."
The lobbyist asks, "How much have you got so far?"
The officer replies, "About four gallons, but a lot of folks are still