A driver is stuck in a traffic jam on US 495 south, just outside of Washington.

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 Barack Obama, Ted Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and John Kerry. They are asking for a $100 million ransom.

Otherwise, 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" He says.[}]