Here's the perfect email for this time of year. Got this one last year but, well, better late than never...
A man had 50 yard line tickets forthe Super Bowl. As he sat down, he>>noticed that the seat next to himwas empty. He asked the man on the> >other side of the empty seat whetheranyone was sitting there. "No," the>>man replied, "The seat is empty.""This is incredible," said the first man. "Who>>in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Super Bowl, the>>biggest sporting event in the world,and not use it?" The second man>>replied, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come>>with my wife, but she passed away. This will be the first Super Bowl we>>haven't been to together since wegot married in 1967." "Oh, I'm sorry to>>hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find someone else -- a friend or>>relative, or even a neighbor totake the seat?" The man shook his head.>>"No, they're all at her funeral."
Here's a quote from http://www.quotationspage.com.
Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.
Eugene McCarthyUS politician (1916 - 2005)