Here is an example of a condolence e-card you can find at www.bluemountain.com, the online greeting card company originally founded by the parents of Jared Polis, who's now a first-term Congressman from Colorado's second district:
When somebody dies, a cloud turns into an angel, and flies up to tell God to put another flower on a pillow. A bird gives the message back to the world, and sings a silent prayer that makes the rain cry
I have to say, that when we say, 'Who killed the Rocky Mountain News," we're all part of it, for better or worse, and I argue it's mostly for the better. The media is dead, and long live the new media, which is all of us
Oops! That wasn't a Blue Mountain condolence card, it was Polis's heartfelt eulogy for the News, which ended its 150 year run on February 27.
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Polis, who was criticized mightily for his choice of words, later apologized -- sort of -- "to the entire Rocky Mountain News family and anyone who was offended by my recent remarks." He also said, "I did not mean to offend nor to show anything less than a strong sense of remorse for the loss of the Rocky. Like many Colorado residents, I grew up reading the Rocky Mountain News, and its demise and the loss of over 200 jobs is a major blow to our community, especially in these troubled times."
Jared, next time you should just send flowers.
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