Reminds me of a joke my Slovakian exchange student told me years and years ago,

Leader of autocratic, corrupt nameless country was sitting waiting for the results of his country's "elections". He is worried, because he decided to make them "free" this time. Finally, his chief advisor walks into the room and says, "I have good news and bad news."

As any character in a joke must do, he asked for the bad news first. His advisor says, "the results are in and the occupation got 60 percent."

The leader sits down in frustration and holds his head. "How can there be any good news after that?" he asks? His advisor smiles and says, "Our side got 80".
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We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle