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Jun 04


I’m currently doing a take-home exam for Constitutional Law which happens to be partially on the implied freedom of political communication. I thought it was pretty apt then, that I got this in the email from Jack:

A lobbyist on his way home from work in Canberra traffic comes to a dead halt in a long line of banked up traffic, and thinks to himself “Wow, this seems worse than usual.”

He notices a cop walking between the lines of stopped cars, so he rolls down his window and asks, “Officer, what’s the hold-up?”

The cop replies, “The Prime Minister is depressed with the way opinion polls are going, so he stopped his limo and is sitting in the middle of the road 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, or that he won’t retire half way through his next term to let Peter Costello in. So we’re taking up a collection for him.”

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

The officer replies, “About 20 litres, but a lot of people are still siphoning.”

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