A public servant, on his way home from work in Canberra traffic came to a dead halt and thought to himself, “This is unusual.”

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 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 help anyone except his wealthy friends. So we’re taking up a collection for him.”

The public servant asks, “How much have you got so far?”

The officer replies, “About 200 litres, but a lot of people are still siphoning.”