A guy on his way to Washington D.C. came to a dead halt in a traffic jam 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, "President Bush 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 help anyone except his wealthy friends. So we're taking up a collection for him."

The man asks, "How much have you got so far?"

The officer replies, "About 20 gallons, but a lot of people are still siphoning."