A driver is stuck in a traffic jam on US 95 south, just outside Washington DC . Nothing is moving north or south.
Suddenly a man knocks on his window. The driver rolls down his window and asks, "What happened...What's the hold up?"
"Terrorists have kidnapped Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and John Kerry. They are asking for a $100 million ransom. If their demands are not met, they are going to douse them with gasoline and set them on fire. We are going from car to car, taking up a collection."
The driver asks, "On average, how much is everyone giving?"
"About a gallon"
Shamelessly stolen from a comment over at Ace's