A lobbyist on his way home from Congress is stuck in traffic.
Noticing a police officer, he winds down his window and asks: "What's the hold-up?"
The policeman replies: "President Bush is so depressed about the market he's stopped his motorcade and is threatening to douse himself with gasoline and set himself on fire. He says no one believes he can get us through the bank crisis. So we're taking up a collection for him."
The lobbyist asks: "How much have you got so far?"
The officer replies: "About 40 gallons, but a lot of people are still siphoning."