“Politics is the best show in America. I love animals and I love politicians, and I like to watch both of ‘em at play, either back home in their native state, or after they’ve been captured and sent to a zoo, or to Washington.”

–Will Rogers

William Rogers Jr, a renowned newspaper columnist, social commentator and comedian, had a knack for humourist philosophy. Rogers, while being a staunch democrat was flexible enough to support the Republican Calvin Collage during his bid for the presidency. In order to lay emphasis on the fraudulent nature of presidential campaigns, Roger mounted a mock campaign in 1928 for the presidency of the United States himself. His only campaign promise was that, if elected, he would resign. This ability to be able interpret humour and satire from even the demurest situations set him apart in an era of conservative politics. Whereas in Pakistan everything is susceptible to becoming a matter of personal integrity. Blasphemy, politics and country very easily raise ultimatums and questions of life and death, draining the humour out of even the most simplistic situations.