This e-mail is really pretty clever, even if the point is to take another pot shot at government. And I believe I saw it before, but do not recall where.
Mule - Check this out.
Hughie & Teddy
Hughie and Teddy saw an ad in the Starkville Daily News Newspaper in Starkville, MS. and bought a mule for $100.
The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day.
The next morning the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night."
Hughie and Teddy replied, "Well, then just give us our money back."
The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."
They said, "OK then, just bring us the dead mule."
The farmer asked, "What in the world ya'll gonna do with a dead mule?"
Hughie said, "We gonna raffle him off."
The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead mule!"
Teddy said, "We shore can! Heck, we don't hafta tell nobody he's dead!"
A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Hughie & Teddy at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and asked: What'd you fellers ever do with that dead mule?"
They said,"We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do."
Leroy said,"Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898."
The farmer said,"My Lord, didn't anyone complain?"
Curtis said, "Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him his two dollars back."
Hughie and Teddy now work for the government. They're overseeing the Bailout Program.