A lobbyist, on his way home from work in Canberra evening traffic came to a dead halt and thought to himself, "Wow, this seems worse than usual". He noticed a policeman walking between the lines of stopped cars, so he rolled down his window and asked, "Constable, what's the hold-up?"
The cop replied, "The Prime Minister is depressed, so he stopped his motorcade and is threatening to douse himself with petrol 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 not 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 50 litres, but a lot of people are still siphoning."