A man died and found himself in hell.
As he gained awareness, he looked around. Yup! Flames, brimstone and He-devils with whips.
And then he noticed a recently deceased politician from a well known Eastern dynasty. The man was not surprised to see the politician in hell as the politician was a notorious womanizer, drinker, a poor driver and a liar to boot.
What was surprising was that the politician was not writhing in flames. He was drinking from a whiskey bottle in each hand and was receiving a lap-dance from a naked, voluptuous super-model.
"Damn!" the man exclaimed. "The money, power and influence of The Machine even reaches into the bowels of hell. It figures that they would not only side-step their just punishment but that they would use their connections to find a way to benefit."
A He-devil, overhearing, said "I beg to differ. If you look closely you will see that the whiskey bottles have holes in the bottom. And if you look even closer, you will see that the woman does not."