Although death is always a sensitive subject to discuss, Hugo Chavez reminds us that even if you take really good care of yourself, it's possible to be cruelly struck down in the prime of your dictatorship - leaving nothing behind but tears, memories, and - oh yeah! - your waxy corpse laid out on display like a buffet at the Golden Corral.
So popular has the display of Chavez's body been in Venezuela over the past few days that the decision has been made to make him a permanent museum exhibit, much like the preserved bodies of Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong, and - if rumor is to be believed - John Dillinger's humongoid ladypleaser.
All of which got Hope n' Change thinking about the importance of preplanning for the inevitable, and hoping that somewhere on a shelf in Washington, plans exist for the public display of our own president in case the absolutely unthinkable happens, much as it did last election day. And seriously, what could represent a legacy of "transparency" more than a glass coffin? The very thought brings a tear to our eye.
Of course, we hope that this doesn't happen for many, many, many years - or possibly ever. After all, there's ample evidence that Barack Obama may be immortal.
It would certainly explain why he thinks he'll have tens of thousands of years to pay back the money he's borrowing today.
Bonus! Free Obamaphone with a hole in one!