A bus rolled into a ravine near an isolated village. All the passengers were killed. The locals came to help. A few hours later they managed to carry the bodies one by one to be laid out at the local hall. They recognized the faces of those bodies: three members of parliament, and two party figures.
The next morning the police made inquiries. “When you found the victims, were they all dead?”
One of the villagers replied: “Well, they said they were not dead yet, Sir. But they were politicians, after all.”
THERE are many jokes about politicians, many of them harsh. This might be unfair (not all politicians are loathsome), but might also be true. What is clear is that these jokes do not come out of nowhere. In...