The Ted Kennedy Funeral & Government Controlled Health Care Variety Show will dominate television coverage today, so I should make good progress reading my latest novel after mowing my grassy knoll. I certainly am now a believer in the 'Kennedy Curse', having witnessed first hand it claiming the life Of this 77-year-old tumor-riddled binge-drinking senator.
SNEAK PEAK at Obama's "heartfelt" eulogy speech later today:
(joined already in progress)
OBAMA: My sympathy goes out to Vicki Kennedy for her loss. As you know, Vicki married Ted in July of 1992, and they just celebrated their 17th anniversary last month. Ted had a great sense of humor and always liked a good Chappaquiddick joke, so in that spirit, I thought I would take this occasion to tell a little anecdote myself. I hope you find some comfort in this Vicki.
A couple decided to go to Florida and stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 17 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel plans. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Saturday, with his wife flying down the following day.
The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email.
Meanwhile, somewhere in Martha’s Vineyard, a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral. The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The computer screen read:
To: My loving wife Vicki
Subject: I've arrived
I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then. Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.
P.S. sure is freaking hot down here!!!!