A tourist came into a county seat town and asked around town for the mayor. The first citizen exclaimed, “That jerk!”
The second citizen moaned, “That bum!” The pollster received three more similar replies – crook – phony – nut – until meeting the mayor.
“Why did you run for this office?” the tourist asked.
“For the honor that goes with it,” the mayor replied.
The Sourcebook of Humor, James G. Hefley, page 136