The campaign had started early.
“I’ll put in rules to reduce pollution, encourage immediate arrests, no matter who breaks the rules. Our Earth deserves to live”, the candidate shouted, his voice far from feeble. The anti-pollution activists applauded, predicted him to win as he drank his supporters’ applause.
The headlines next day showed, “Candidate for the ministry post forced to eat his own words: arrested for honking continuously in a traffic jam without switching off the engine.”